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Windows 7: New OS


19 Oct 2010   #1

se7en
 
 
New OS

Say I wanted to install a new OS (Windows 7, Ubuntu etc.) Would I lose all the programs I have on the computer?


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19 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, unless the OS is able to be in-place Upgraded.

Programs always have to be reinstalled when an OS is clean installed or reinstalled.
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19 Oct 2010   #3

se7en
 
 

ty for your response, so I would need to have it installed already so I wont lose the files and programs?
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19 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Only Vista can be in-place Upgraded to Windows 7, and it needs to be the correct version to Upgrade.

Within Windows 7 you can use Anytime Upgrade to change to a higher version, which works with a retail Product Key as well.

Plus there is a workaround to change between versions within Windows 7 if you have the desired version Product Key.

Anything other than that has to be clean installed.
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19 Oct 2010   #5

se7en
 
 

Damn, that sux.
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19 Oct 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

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Hello heaumanepunk; there's always the dual boot option, that way you won't lose your installed programs/apps.



Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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