Quote: Originally Posted by Chuong9
Thanks for the quick reply.
When I do Windows Easy Transfer does that put my former personal files and folders onto my new hard disk, but in some sort of separate folder?
If you do a clean install to a partition where you now have your OS, it makes a folder Windows.old
to this same partition. So after the installation you find on your Windows 7 disk all the normal Windows 7 folders (Users, Windows, Program Files etc.) PLUS you find this Windows.old folder. In this folder you find all your personal files and folders like pics, documents, music and so on.
Somewhere else on this forum you find stories how this had not worked. That is why I recommend to first backup your stuff with Easy Transfer. If everything goes OK it's no harm to have double backup.
Easy Transfer lets you choose where to save your files. It is a very flexible program to use. Orbital Shark, one of the real gurus here in SevenForums has made a fantastic tutorial about Easy Transfer. Maybe you should read it first? You find it here