|23 Nov 2011||#1|
upgrade vista 64 bit to windows 7
HI!, everyone, completed an upgrade this evening from Vista 64 bit to Windows 7 64 bit. I appear to have lost all my files, ie pictures, documents, desktop. I dont think they have been deleted, and i didnt have a backup device. Any idea where they are hidden, or can i do a backwards re install with Vista 64 bit, then do a backup before installing again Windows 7
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|23 Nov 2011||#4|
One hint for future reference. When doing a Custom install Windows wraps a bunch of system files, as well as programs and stuff under Program Files, and sticks them in Windows.old.
I have a bunch of "no install" programs(meaning they don't need any Registry settings) in folders under C:\Utils. When I do a Custom install over it, all I lose are the shortcuts. I just drag shortcuts for my favorite programs and I have all those little utilities I've grown used to, like hotkey tray apps, while I'm setting up the other stuff. It's really annoying when you hit a hotkey by conditioned reflex and nothing happens. Good to keep that kind of stuff in a folder that doesn't get wrapped.
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