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Windows 7: Uninstalling windows 7?

07 Oct 2012   #1

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Uninstalling windows 7?

Well on tuesday I receive my SSD (Intel 330 60GB) And I will need to uninstall windows 7 from my current HDD. How do I do that?
Is there a easy way to move over all my files that I want? Or is just manually backing up what I want easier?
Sorry for so many topics. I am pretty confused here.

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07 Oct 2012   #2

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What specifically are you confused about?

You don't need to uninstall anything if all you want to do is install Windows to the SSD.

Is all of your personal data on the current HDD in the C partition? Or in a separate partition?

If your data is on C on the current drive, you'll obviously have to move it somewhere it you intend to delete C from the old hard drive after you install to the SSD.

If you do a clean install to the SSD, you will have to reinstall all of your programs.
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07 Oct 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What specifically are you confused about?

You don't need to uninstall anything if all you want to do is install Windows to the SSD.

Is all of your personal data on the current HDD in the C partition? Or in a separate partition?

If your data is on C on the current drive, you'll obviously have to move it somewhere it you intend to delete C from the old hard drive after you install to the SSD.

If you do a clean install to the SSD, you will have to reinstall all of your programs.
Well I am installing a SSD on tuesday and putting windows 7 on it and I would like to clean out my old HDD and uninstall 7 from it. I am just going to backup all my saves for games and game files and uninstall 7 from my old HDD, Then use the HDD just for steam games and movies and such. But I don't know how..
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07 Oct 2012   #4

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What are the answers to the 2 other questions I asked in post 2?
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07 Oct 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What are the answers to the 2 other questions I asked in post 2?
Yes my personal data is in the C partition on my current HDD. I would like to move that over to my SSD then copy all my music and movies to my HDD, But I need to uninstall 7 from it first. I don't want duplicates of everything on there. And I just want a fresh start on my HDD.
Basically I will just backup all the stuff I want then uninstall windows 7 from my HDD, and start fresh. But how do I do that?
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07 Oct 2012   #6

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Do you have another drive, probably an external, where you could store stuff temporarily?

How much personal stuff is on the current HDD? You say you want to move it to the SSD. Will it fit?

Windows 7 is not "uninstalled". You delete the C partition if you no longer need it. As long as you have data on it, you need it and should not delete it.

How large is your current C partition? What is the total size of your current hard drive?
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07 Oct 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you have another drive, probably an external, where you could store stuff temporarily?

How much personal stuff is on the current HDD? You say you want to move it to the SSD. Will it fit?

Windows 7 is not "uninstalled". You delete the C partition if you no longer need it. As long as you have data on it, you need it and should not delete it.

How large is your current C partition? What is the total size of your current hard drive?
I am planning on backing ONLY the stuff I need to a external 1TB HDD. And moving all my personal pictures and thing I really want safe to my SSD. Then install all my games to my HDD. My current partition is pretty big but that's because of all my games, Which I want to reinstall. I just want to get rid of all the stuff in my current HDD after I am done moving everything over that I WANT.
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07 Oct 2012   #8

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Will Windows and all of your data except installed games fit on the SSD?

When you are finished is this what you want:

SSD: contains Windows and some data other than games.

HDD: contains only installed games. No other data?
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07 Oct 2012   #9
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Well, don't worry about uninstalling Windows 7. You should install Windows 7 to your SSD. Install all your games, then move everything else you want on the SSD by copying and pasting.
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07 Oct 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Will Windows and all of your data except installed games fit on the SSD?

When you are finished is this what you want:

SSD: contains Windows and some data other than games.

HDD: contains only installed games. No other data?
Yes! 1000x yes! I want to clean everything off of my HDD after I'm done copying over everything from my HDD that I want.
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