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Windows 7: Backup Q?


16 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM SP1 6.1.7601.17517 x64 (Signature Edition)
 
 
Backup Q?

Hey ive been upgrading the Win 7 Beta/RC Builds but I wanna upgrade to 7127 x64 and im on x86
I cant boot from a Cd it wont let me so I was woundering If I can put everything I need to backup instaed of on my Ex HDD but on my Bacckup drive? and during the clean install they will still be there
Or will they all go into the Windows.old file?

Another Question how do u install from this
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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16 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It would be better if you can copy your personal files to your ext hd and do a clean install as upgrade installs tend to have problems.
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16 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM SP1 6.1.7601.17517 x64 (Signature Edition)
 
 

But dose it save as a Windows.old file
And do files save on my backup frive when im going a clean restore
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16 May 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

You cannot do an upgrade from x86 to x64. It must be a clean install. Not sure about the windows.old. I wouldn't take the chance. Back-up everything to another partition or drive. Files on other partitions or drives from the one you are installing on will not be changed. You may have to straighten out some permissions though. If so we can help with that.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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16 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM SP1 6.1.7601.17517 x64 (Signature Edition)
 
 

Yeah I know I have to do a clean install
I was waoudering If I can put some stuff on my backup drive
Like so put it on the backup and during the clean install it wont delete the stuff
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16 May 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
files on other partitions or drives from the one you are installing on will not be changed.


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16 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 RTM SP1 6.1.7601.17517 x64 (Signature Edition)
 
 

Well I was just making sure
Thanks for the help guys

Ill rep u all

But another question howcome my computer dose not boot from a CD?
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16 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Converseallstar95 View Post
Another Question how do u install from this
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
You just need to press the key at the BIOS screen that says "boot order" of something like that. It will just boot from the USB drive once. That will be very easy. If you don't have that option (some don't...not very many) you can go into the BIOS and set to boot from USB. If you have to do this....just yank the USB drive after it loads Windows files and begins to reboot for the first time. I have done it that way.

Don't forget...if you have to use the BIOS method instead of the boot order method, remember to switch it back to the original order after you install Windows 7.
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16 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 RTM SP1 6.1.7601.17517 x64 (Signature Edition)
 
 

Wait I dont get it
Im confuzed
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16 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You just create the drive from the tutorial. Set the boot order to boot from USB and install like normal. It confused me too....but it's not too hard. Read up on how to change the BIOS if you don't know how. If you have a boot order option every time your computer boots, just change that...once....install and you're good to go. You may not even need to change the BIOS.
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