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23 Mar 2012   #11
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It's true, I left that part out, windows easy transfer will not copy programs, but it /will/ copy their settings in a lot of cases and certainly the settings for your current windows programs you use.

I would not use easy transfer to transfer say folders of your photos you may have on the windows drive. As others have said, copy that stuff off yourself. Use the easy transfer to transfer your user account and IE/Mail settings, stuff like that. (You are given a list of things you can select from)

Otherwise you will have to hunt down all those settings and save files yourself. The location of which depends on which OS you are currently using.

But for either method, the very safest thing to do is to install on a new hard drive (The purchase of which can then get you the much cheaper OEM version of windows if you wish, making the drive actually free!)


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23 Mar 2012   #12
scottjm77

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
It's true, I left that part out, windows easy transfer will not copy programs, but it /will/ copy their settings in a lot of cases and certainly the settings for your current windows programs you use.

I would not use easy transfer to transfer say folders of your photos you may have on the windows drive. As others have said, copy that stuff off yourself. Use the easy transfer to transfer your user account and IE/Mail settings, stuff like that. (You are given a list of things you can select from)

Otherwise you will have to hunt down all those settings and save files yourself. The location of which depends on which OS you are currently using.

But for either method, the very safest thing to do is to install on a new hard drive (The purchase of which can then get you the much cheaper OEM version of windows if you wish, making the drive actually free!)
Can you tell me if I should copy the following:
C:\Users\Laptop
C:\Program Data
C:\Temp
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23 Mar 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

C temp: not unless it contains something you put there---some of your personal stuff.

C Users Laptop; is "Laptop" the user name you assigned?? If so, yes, copy it. If in doubt, copy it anyway.

C Program data; no

Personal data in most cases is by default somewhere under C Users, typically in C users yourusernamewhateveritis.
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23 Mar 2012   #14
scottjm77

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
C temp: not unless it contains something you put there---some of your personal stuff.

C Users Laptop; is "Laptop" the user name you assigned?? If so, yes, copy it. If in doubt, copy it anyway.

C Program data; no

Personal data in most cases is by default somewhere under C Users, typically in C users yourusernamewhateveritis.
So just to clarify(Laptop is the name of the computer yes),
C:\Users\Laptop will have all my game saved (e.g. minecraft worlds)
If I install a game again after the update the saves will still work?
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23 Mar 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottjm77 View Post
So just to clarify(Laptop is the name of the computer yes),
C:\Users\Laptop will have all my game saved (e.g. minecraft worlds)
If I install a game again after the update the saves will still work?
No one in the world knows better than you where your games are saved.

I don't game, but assume games can be saved to the folder of your choice.

In a default ordinary installation, that is PROBABLY somewhere under C Users Laptop, but you would be a fool to assume that. You have to personally investigate.
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24 Mar 2012   #16
scottjm77

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
32 bit to 64 bit

Basically, how do I update my computer from Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit to Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit using my current license (and yes my computer is capable of 64 bit architecture).
Thanks
Scott Mac
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24 Mar 2012   #17
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

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24 Mar 2012   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can not update to 64 bit, you will need to do a clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Mar 2012   #19
scottjm77

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Problem is I dont have the cd. It came pre-installed.
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24 Mar 2012   #20
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scottjm77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Problem is I dont have the cd. It came pre-installed.
is there a partition on the system that includes a iso that you could burn onto a cd or dvd? You could also possibly request a oem copy from who ever your manfature was and pay a fee for it most likely or if your lucky get a free copy
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