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Perhaps you can save your files to DVD's, or send them over the network to another computer in your house. If not, then create a partition at the end of the HD of the size needed to store your files. We can help you do this.
Then boot the Windows 7 DVD, select Custom Install, then Drive Options to Delete all partitions except the one where you stored your data. Create New partition(s) as you wish (we suggest 100gb for Windows 7) then Format before installing Windows 7. Remember not to touch the partition where you saved you data.
Here are some tips for making a perfect install:
The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Troubleshooting with MSCONFIG
Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly. http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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