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Question 1: Can I use an upgrade CD to perform a clean install?
Question 2: How would I go about customizing default settings, such as where the Program Files and My Documents folders are located? I want to make a Windows installer disk that will install Windows to a small C: partition, but put the programs and documents and such on a larger, D: partition. I know nlite can do things like this, but I have not used it in a long time, so I'm not sure what exactly it can and cant do.

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1. It depends. If you have the full version disk, it can do full install or upgrade. but if you have WINDOWS vista and it's the UPGRADE edition, which is usually cheaper, then you cannot . just install windows xp first then upgrade.

2. it's easy. whenever you install a program, choose the path to *drive*:\\program files\\*Program\\
*drive* being the OTHER big partition. D, E, F,G etc...

this will only work AFTEr the default program file documents are installed. if you want the default Program Files to go to the other partition, you will have to use Winlite, unless you can decompile and recompile the whole cdrom and reprogram it yourself, you need a program that can FIND and change the specific lines. I have not used it in a log time either .
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