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Old 12-20-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Will I loose my fills when I install A Linux OS on my system?
 
Old 12-20-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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that depends on how you install it to the system. If you do it in a separate partition normally you won't loose your files, the same is true if you use Ubuntu's Wubi installer or a virtual machine.

In any case, it is strongly recommended to have backups of your files, regardless if you do system critical tasks (like installing an OS) or not. Your hardware may fail at any time, some malware can delete your files, a software bug can delete them and last but not least a simple user error may destroy them.
 
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