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Windows 7: Re-install on partition

12 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 home Premium Service Pack 1 64 bit
Re-install on partition

Hi all
Firstly my apologies if this question has been asked.
My PC has a 2 TB hard drive with 2 equal partitions, my question is can I move all my files I want to keep onto the second partition and re-install Windows 7 on the first partition leaving my files untouched?

Thank you for your help.

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12 Aug 2013   #2

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Yes you can, but best to back up Data to a External HDD.
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12 Aug 2013   #3
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As long as you don't touch the second partition during install, it can be done but is always still risky. Files should always be backed up. A free method to the cloud is here to Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Help Forums.

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