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Windows 7: Vista Home 32bit to Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100

25 Apr 2009   #1
drobb23

Vist 32bit Home
 
 
Vista Home 32bit to Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100

I want to upgrade from vista to the new 7100 beta and have a few questions. I know the programs are removed but are the other files such as media also removed. I have a large music collection on my computer and i cant transfer it anywhere else so if it does then i will have to hold off until i can.


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25 Apr 2009   #2
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Hmm? Programs are removed in an upgrade from Vista to 7? I haven't done that upgrade, Vista to 7, but I doubt there are any programs removed :P
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25 Apr 2009   #3
drobb23

Vist 32bit Home
 
 

oh well i thought they were but i have to wipe my computer anyway so all i have to do is burn the iso to a dvd and insert it at startup?
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25 Apr 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You could create a second partition and either install 7 to that and dual boot - or move any data you wish to keep onto the 2nd partition, then install 7 onto the first.

You need to boot from the 7 dvd.

When you start up - watch the black screen with white writing - it will say something like :

F2 for setup

F11 for bootmenu.

Your F numbers may be different - Press whichever key is the bootmenu .

Arrow down to cdrom drive, put the dvd in the drive, press Enter.

A few secs. later it will ask press any key to boot from cdrom - press Enter.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope it helps
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25 Apr 2009   #5
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drobb23 View Post
I want to upgrade from vista to the new 7100 beta and have a few questions. I know the programs are removed but are the other files such as media also removed. I have a large music collection on my computer and i cant transfer it anywhere else so if it does then i will have to hold off until i can.
Hi drobb, Welcome to the Forum.

Yes you can upgrade from Vista to 7 and no, you will not normally loose any programs or files, A part of the upgrade is to scan the Vista setup and check if all programs are compatible with 7. After this check is complete you will be warned which. if any programs, are incompatible, with the chance to break off the install to uninstall them or to carry on and risk whatever might happen.
All your Files should be safe,unless something goes wrong with the install. It is in your interest then to make backups. You can pick up an external HDD quite cheaply and when you have saved your files, you can disconnect the external HDD for the upgrade.

I hope this helps.

Pooch
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25 Apr 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you upgrade from Vista all your files will be saved. You can also fresh install and choose NOT TO FORMAT, it will store the entire drive structure to windows.old & you can retrieve your files afterward then delete the windows.old directory. You will however need to re-install any apps you previously had.

Hope this helps

LOL, beaten to the punch again!!
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25 Apr 2009   #7
drobb23

Vist 32bit Home
 
 

okay thanks for all the advice.
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25 Apr 2009   #8
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by napilopez View Post
Hmm? Programs are removed in an upgrade from Vista to 7? I haven't done that upgrade, Vista to 7, but I doubt there are any programs removed :P

I tried an upgrade from vista ult to 7068, and two programs were gone. One was an IPOD converting tool, and the Opera browser.

Very strange
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25 Apr 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi drobb,

Thought you wanted to a clean install

Quote:
i have to wipe my computer anyway so all i have to do is burn the iso to a dvd and insert it at startup?
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25 Apr 2009   #10
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dont let me muddy the water I wrote my post about upgrading before I saw this one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drobb23 View Post
oh well i thought they were but i have to wipe my computer anyway so all i have to do is burn the iso to a dvd and insert it at startup?
Pooch
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