Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
We really need to clear things up. It sounds to me like the OP is running windows xp and has all the windows 7 files in a folder on his desktop. He is not trying to upgrade, he is trying to clean install it. I suggest that there is a problem with the windows 7 files and he should get himself a copy of the iso and then try a clean install. To the OP...you have backed all your data up haven't you?
Yes, no one is seeming to understand what I'm explaining. Yes, I am running Windows XP, HOWEVER, I am NOT trying to "upgrade". There is a choice during the installation to upgrade or do a custom installation where you format the partition right then and there. During this process it will save everything on your current partition to a file in Windows 7 called "Windows Old" and format the current partition which is technically a "clean install". Which brings me to answer your next question. Yes, all of my data is backed up.