Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Question about student upgrade

03 Dec 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Question about student upgrade

I am a student with Vista Home Premium right now and I want to upgrade to 7 using the $30 student upgrade.

A couple of questions though.

If I have read this right, (Windows 7 US Online Store - Student Registration) then if I buy and install Windows 7 Home Premium I won't need to backup my files? Is this true? If so, does that mean all of my files will be in the same places? And also what about my programs like Office and all of the other many programs I have installed right now?? I am just trying to clarify this so I don't end up not backing up my data and end up losing it accidentally.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

You always need to back up your data doing any install!

They might have been referring to the fact that an Upgrade install keeps all your programs, files and settings in place and just upgrades the OS, but we see failed Upgrades in here every day.

Likewise, choosing a Custom install when you run the installer from desktop saves all of the previous Vista/XP files in a windows.old folder but those can fail too, and do.

Since you have to back up your files anyway, consider doing the cleanest possible install which is booting from the Windows 7 DVD for a Custom install using Advanced Drive tools to format the hard disk.

It is always a better choice than the in-place Upgrade which is bogged down by whatever baggage is carried over from the Vista bloatmonster, or the Custom from desktop which can't format the drive first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Question about student upgrade





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Question about student upgrade
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Student Upgrade Question Installation & Setup
Question for $30 student upgrade win 7 General Discussion
Win7 student upgrade General Discussion
Anyone tried student upgrade from within RC1? Installation & Setup
Student $30 Upgrade...download iso? Installation & Setup
Student Upgrade - "Disk Kit" Question General Discussion
Student Upgrade - Can I use Japanese? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33