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Windows 7: upgrading from vista to 7

31 Aug 2010   #1
steve2010

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
upgrading from vista to 7

I am trying to upgrade from vista ultimate to 7 ultimate, I don't want to format, the only issue I am having upon upgrading is that there is not enough disc space on my drive to continue the upgrade.

What is the best way to do this, I only have 3gig left.


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31 Aug 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would, like anyone else, recommend that you backup your files and format the HDD anyway. Many people choose to upgrade instead of doing a clean install of Windows 7, and I can assure you that if you go with just an upgrade, you will have a lot of difficulty and problems.

Have a fresh start. Clean install
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31 Aug 2010   #3
steve2010

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would, like anyone else, recommend that you backup your files and format the HDD anyway. Many people choose to upgrade instead of doing a clean install of Windows 7, and I can assure you that if you go with just an upgrade, you will have a lot of difficulty and problems.

Have a fresh start. Clean install
Thanks

Dang!! I had a feeling I would get this response, my files are backed up, its the programs I didn't want to lose, looks like I
have alot of work to do
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31 Aug 2010   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, but it'll be worth it. Now you can sit back and update all your old software installations, reach out to more alternatives, or just enjoy the functionality of the system itself. WMP12 is better than ever, IE8 works best on Win7, WMC has issues but works quite alright...
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31 Aug 2010   #5
steve2010

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Yes, but it'll be worth it. Now you can sit back and update all your old software installations, reach out to more alternatives, or just enjoy the functionality of the system itself. WMP12 is better than ever, IE8 works best on Win7, WMC has issues but works quite alright...
Man you guys are fast in here

Thanks
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31 Aug 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

You have been given the best advice to do a clean install rather than in-place Upgrade which can import corruption into your new Win7 install.

If you want to run the in-place Upgrade to try it until you find the time to do the clean reinstall, then delete some files which you have already backed up anyway.
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