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Windows 7: will i loose all data


25 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
will i loose all data

hi friends. now on windows xp and it is installed on c drive and my file system is ntfs. i have other partitions like drive d,e,f etc. i want to know that if i install win 7 ultimate on drive c by using a win 7 bootable disk, will the setup format my other drives also or
it will only format the drive on which i install the operating system.


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25 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Clean updates on Windows 7 will move all old programs, data and settings into C:\Windows.old folder, so there is no formatting involved. But, with any major upgrade, you should ALWAYS backup your system first to DVD or external drive and disconnect it before upgrading.
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25 Oct 2011   #3
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Follow the tutorial Clean Install Windows 7 . In step 8, select drive "C", and format it ... and dont touch any of the other partitions .

After the installation completes, you will get the full data of the other partitions .
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25 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In a word, no.

If you are carrying out a clean install with a Windows DVD and if you select the C drive during the installation process, your other partitions and data on them will remain untouched.

However, I would still backup to external media, any personal data you don't want to lose - just in case.
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25 Oct 2011   #5

 

Another way...install Winrar, open the .iso and go to the Sources folder, double clik on Setup.exe, this will give you choice of drive partition during the setup process.
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