I have a Windows XP installation on a 698 GB partition with 448 GB free. I don't currently have an external drive that will fit my migration data, but the partition will.
Can I put the migration file on the C: drive? From what I am reading, doing a custom clean install will move the C: drive contents into a hidden windows.old folder. I am thinking I would be able to move the migration file into a "regular" folder and then use it to import my old settings and files.
Would this work, or am I going to lose the migration file during the clean install?