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: Confused about going from XP to 7.

01 Apr 2010   #1
Bomfy

XP now, 7 soon
 
 
Confused about going from XP to 7.

Hello all, this is my first post. I have thoroughly confused myself about how I want to go from XP to 7 and need guidance.

I'm finally moving from XP to 7, a recent HDD sale (Finally got SATAs 500gb and 750gb) put me over the edge.

EDIT: Total party foul on my part. I bought OEM Windows 7 home premium 64. Also I'm good for 64, did the checker.

Here's my question. Can I pop in the 750 and move all my games (don't want to redownload all my Steam games again), pics, music and whatnot from my old drive and then pop in the 500, make a partition for 7, install it and then be good to go?

Will 7 be fin with reading the stuff off the other drive?

I was recommended doing the Easy Transfer thing, and I only have internal drives, could I use the 750 for that?

Also I was told in another forum to do a backup (something NT) and bring it back in 7. The post gave 2 links to the same thing and it didn't day how to make the backup, so I'm not sure if that road is viable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, since I'm hoping to get going either tonight or tomorrow on it.

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That should work. All you have to do is right click on your top folders (games, music, etc.) in your other drive and "include in library". Then you have a path to the folders on the other disk. This is how that would look like (Example Documents)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2010   #3
Bomfy

XP now, 7 soon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That should work. All you have to do is right click on your top folders (games, music, etc.) in your other drive and "include in library". Then you have a path to the folders on the other disk. This is how that would look like (Example Documents)
Thank you whs, I appreciate the help. I have a question from you post though.

That's once I am in 7 right? Since I plan to just move them by right clicking and then selecting send to the new drive from XP.

Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would use Copy to Folder. Works in XP too. And once you have checked that they all arrived safe and sound, you can still delete the originals.
Make a folder structure so that you have one top folder for Documents, Music, Games, etc. That's the easiest for later inclusion into the Win7 libraries.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2010   #5
Bomfy

XP now, 7 soon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would use Copy to Folder. Works in XP too. And once you have checked that they all arrived safe and sound, you can still delete the originals.
Make a folder structure so that you have one top folder for Documents, Music, Games, etc. That's the easiest for later inclusion into the Win7 libraries.
Cool, thank you very much. In the process of formatting the move to drive now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Confused about going from XP to 7.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I am really confused please help <3
Hello.My microphone is my camera Venus USB 2.0.But the sound of the camera is horribly awful.Here is a question,can anyone link me driver update for it if there is.since windows doesn't.This is the only microphone i have alta headphones plugged in but i cant install drivers for it i am new to pc...
Drivers
Am quite confused re this
Having just read this article I still not sure what it is telling me. I get the impression that Microsoft want to swallow all the small fish and churn out one big one of it's own. I don't like this idea and would certainly put me off installing 8 - if I was so inclined which of course I am not...
General Discussion
Little bit confused about RAM
I am confused about this Ram thing.I have Asus N75SF laptop with two graphic cards. One is Intel HD graphic card the other is Nvida Ge Force GT 555M 2 gb with optimus techology. I have 8gb of Ram,when i go in properties on My computer i cant see usebale memory see on the screenshot. so I...
Hardware & Devices
New & Confused
I'm new to Win7, not new to computers (which may be part of the problem, because Win7 is certainly a culture shock for my poor old brain). I started out in CP/M a few centuries ago, then several flavors of DOS, then Win 3.1, then started networking with Windows for Workgroups, then both Win2K and...
Network & Sharing
Very Very confused
Hey All ( thanks in advance for advice ) Im kinda confused? After reading some of the forums i though i would ask the specific questions I had. Which process is the best for having a back up if my hard drive crashes or i want to upgrade to a new one. I dont get the difference between...
Backup and Restore
im confused with 64 bit and 32 bit. pls help..
hello guys, i bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. i ran "dxdiag" and it says my win 7 home premium is 64 bit, build 7600. My big problem is that, i have 2 program file folders one with "program files" only, and the other with "program files (x86). my knowledge for this is that i have a...
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 02:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App