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I have a couple questions concerning linux and windows dual boot.
Dell desktop (older)
I had XP installed first then i installed openSUSE and configured for dual boot.
What do I have to do to reinstall windows? Can i just do it like i normally would and just make sure it installs on the correct partition and doesn't do anything to the others. I don't want it to screw up the bootloader or something else.
you can install Windows as usual. Windows will overwrite the bootsector while the installation, you'll (after the Windowsinstallation) have to enter your system via a Live-Linux-CD (install-CD for your Suse) and reinstall grub in the mbr.
Windows will install in the available NTFS-parition (where the old Windows resides). Windows doesn't create any new partitions without asking you.
If your Windows is infected, this has nothing to do with your Linux, the executable files of Windows and Linux are not compatible, a Windows-program (also a Windows-virus) cannot run in Linux.
Note that Linux is far more safe regarding to viruses than Windows.
Are you reinstalling xp or a later version of windows?
If you re-install xp, as indicated above it will overwrite your mbr and you will not be able to boot Opensuse so you will not be able to use YaST. Well, actually you can boot it from xp with modifications but it is a lot easier other ways. Do you still have the Opensuse CD? If so, you can use that or download the SuperGrubDisk and use it.