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Windows 7: after upgrade question

03 May 2012   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Rich offers good advice, you'll be far better off with a clean install.


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03 May 2012   #12
tada1096

win 7 63 bit
 
 

thats what i dont get, i restarted the computer and before windows started i had it boot from cd or dvd. and installed just like in the previous post. so it should have been a clean install. all of my programs and games are missing so it had to have been a clean install. the only thing that i had that is still on there are several microsoft programs like defender. those are the ones that have old folder dates.

so im confused i guess. if it was just a upgrade wouldn't it have kept all my old games and everything that was on the computer?
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03 May 2012   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

We know one thing for certain, if your games were still on the Hard Drive and you had Window.old you did an upgrade.
Follow this tutorial carefully, make sure you boot from the CD. YOu must set your bios to boot from the CD, not the OS.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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03 May 2012   #14
tada1096

win 7 63 bit
 
 

the games were not on computer, just the windows.old thing.
i had to restart the computer with the disc in it. then right away before anything windows shows up it said to boot from cd or dvd press any key.

i pressed a key and it went right to the disc, then did the install just like the clean install thread
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03 May 2012   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
We know one thing for certain, if your games were still on the Hard Drive and you had Window.old you did an upgrade.
Follow this tutorial carefully, make sure you boot from the CD. YOu must set your bios to boot from the CD, not the OS.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
Tada wrote that the old OS was Vista 32 bit, and the new is Win7 X64.

If that's correct, do you still think that it could have been an upgrade-in-place?
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03 May 2012   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I doubt that information about 32 and 64. If there is a windows.old, its an upgrade. You cannot upgrade 32 v 64.
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03 May 2012   #17
tada1096

win 7 63 bit
 
 

it is correct i had 32 bit vista, and now its 64 bit win7
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03 May 2012   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I will have to assume that you are correct, but dont understand how. To assure myself I Googled and came up with the same scenario that I described above.
I offer this to add to the confusion and say, that I dont know how to proceed if you went 32 to 64.
Windows 7 Upgrade Scenarios: Scenario 2: Upgrade from 32-bit Windows Vista/XP to 64-bit Windows 7
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03 May 2012   #19
tada1096

win 7 63 bit
 
 

well thats the messege i got when i put the disk in with vista running. thats why i had to restart the computer and have it boot right to the win 7 disk
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03 May 2012   #20
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

That means that you were not booting from the DVD. Do you know how to change the BIOS setting to boot from the CD?
Its the same for Vista and Seven
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/20...ty-change.html
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