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Windows 7: Will I lose all of my files with upgrade?

14 Dec 2008   #31
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Ok, under C:\users and on my user name it says it is 46.6 GB. Is it possible I don't have enough room on my hardrive for the installation?


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14 Dec 2008   #32
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

yeah thats most likely it.....
since you said that it was in the end of the install...(where it moves/copies/replaces files)
and you have less than 50% free space....
and your userprofile is using more than double the free space....
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14 Dec 2008   #33
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Shoot...so do I not have enough room on my hardrive or just not enough room in my User account? I could just uninstall a few programs and some unused media to free up space. How much space you think I should try freeing up?
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14 Dec 2008   #34
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by element4life3 View Post
Shoot...so do I not have enough room on my hardrive or just not enough room in my User account? I could just uninstall a few programs and some unused media to free up space. How much space you think I should try freeing up?
move some files away from your user account to another folder...
and unnistall some programs...
try to make as lean as possible
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14 Dec 2008   #35
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Thats what i am doing. I am even running CCleaner as we speak. After this I am trying the install one more time and if that doesn't work I am probably giving up, at least till the public beta is out. I will tell you how it works once I go through the installation once more!

Thanks for all the help btw darkassasin...u desreve the +Rep!
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14 Dec 2008   #36
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by element4life3 View Post
Thats what i am doing. I am even running CCleaner as we speak. After this I am trying the install one more time and if that doesn't work I am probably giving up, at least till the public beta is out. I will tell you how it works once I go through the installation once more!

Thanks for all the help btw darkassasin...u desreve the +Rep!

thx keep us posted....
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15 Dec 2008   #37
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Well that took forever, just as the last 2 times did, and once again the same problem at 31% on the last step. I think I'll call it a night and most likely just wait till the public beta. At least it gave me an excuse to clean up a ton of space on my HDD! lol, thx again darkassain!
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15 Dec 2008   #38
johngalt

 

Also, you have cleared out any system restore points, correct?
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15 Dec 2008   #39
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

What would clearing out system restore points do? Would that screw me up if the installation didn't work again and it couldn't restore me back to my previous version of windows with all of my files intact?

Before my last attempt I cleared a large chunk of space on my HDD. I now have a total of 65.35 Gigs of space open, about 58% of my total hard drive free. I would assume this would be an adequate amount of space for the installation to copy everything, so I don't know what the deal is...
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15 Dec 2008   #40
johngalt

 

No, but it would save you a *lot* of HD space.

Typically, Windows uses about 12% of HD space for System Restores. In your case, that can be as much as 14 GB of space (12% times 120 GB). I would suggest that you manually create a restore point right now System Restore Point - Create , then clear out the old ones (using Disk Cleanup - System Protection Restore Points - Delete .

Of course, only do this if your system is running completely stable....
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