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Windows 7: windows XP to 7 installation help.

18 Dec 2012   #11
untilted413

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

and as far as the screenshot i will post it tomorrow i am using the laptop and dont have access to desktop


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18 Dec 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Fine. I'll reply when I see the screenshot so I know what I'm commenting on.
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19 Dec 2012   #13
untilted413

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

here is the screen shot plz now tell me if i can increase the space of c can my other d to g drives will me merged or not?


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19 Dec 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Use free Partition Wizard new Extend feature which can borrow space from another other partition to add to C. A video here shows how it works: How to extend partition easily with partition magic – Partition Wizard video help.

But to be safest if you cannot back up your data first, I would use the PW boot disk which has never failed in countless thousands of similar operations we've helped with here, whereas the Home Version can potentially fail with data loss. You'll have to confirm the Extend function works the same on boot disk. If not I can give you steps to do the same using the Partition Wizard Resize function. You can test any PW operation to see how it looks before actually Applying it.
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19 Dec 2012   #15
untilted413

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

why do you say that this partition manager can fail with data loss i saw the video and it doesnt show what happens after we apply the changes does the system reboots? and if say a power failure takes place during that reboot or while the changes are being made to disk will my hard disk be corrupted all data gone??
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19 Dec 2012   #16
untilted413

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

ok i have increased the size of c drive now plz tell me that now my drives d to g will not be affected in any way during or after the installation of win7.

plz tell me that if i install 7 on c drive and partition it during the setup, my drives d to g they wont be merged into unallocated space during the installation and also the data will be safe and even the drive names will be same or not and if the drive name changes will it affect the data held inside the drive?

plz reply asap waiting anxiously


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19 Dec 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

As long as you dont' touch any drive except C during install then your data should be safe. But data should always be backed up as you never know when a HD can fail.

After booting DVD to do a Custom install, at steps 6 and 7 in Clean Install Windows 7 you should format the C drive. Triple check you are choosing the C drive ONLY to format, and then to click Next.
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20 Dec 2012   #18
untilted413

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

ofcourse i will chose the c drive only !!!
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23 Dec 2012   #19
untilted413

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

finally i installed win7 today on c drive and nothing went wrong all my data on other drives is at it was before so no problem

only now i have to update to sp1 for playing all the games like ac3 andd farcry3 and hitman absolution but yes job is done

thanks to greg for all his answers
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23 Dec 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Always use the latest official installer with latest SP when doing a reinstall, from Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

For now just continue doing your Windows Updates to get all patches and drivers. Eventually it will offer SP1 which will be shrunken considerably since most updates contained within will already be installed.
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