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: Migrate to Windows 7 at Your Own Pace

31 Oct 2009   #1
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
Migrate to Windows 7 at Your Own Pace

Migrate to Windows 7 at Your Own Pace

By Rick Broida
October 29, 2009 10:28 AM ET

PC World - Although I've been playing with Windows 7 for a couple months now, I'm not quite ready to dive in. I want to make gradual move, keeping my Vista-based PC up and running while I transition to the new OS. Why? I have my reasons. For one thing, I don't want any driver- or software-related surprises--or worse. Early upgraders are already reporting issues; read "Windows 7 Upgrade Woes Mount: Endless Reboots and Product Key Problems" for a look at what's been going on.

What's more, I don't have a full afternoon to devote to the tedious process of offloading my data, installing Windows 7, reinstalling all my apps, restoring the data, and so on and so on.

So I've come up with a plan. Instead of wiping my system for a fresh install or doing an in-place upgrade from Vista to 7, I'm getting the best of both worlds. First, I partitioned my hard drive--which, thankfully, has more than enough room to accommodate both Vista and Windows 7. Then I loaded Windows 7 onto the new partition, which gave me a fresh install (always the best approach, in my humble opinion).

After that, I need to make sure Windows 7 works well with all my hardware. Assuming it does, I'll start installing the apps I use daily and copying over my data from the Vista partition. Eventually, after a few weeks (or even months), I'll remove the Vista partition. I'll need to figure out how to make 7 the primary partition so I don't run into boot issues, but that's a problem for a much later day. This week I'll tell you how I set up a new hard-drive partition and installed Windows 7.
More at: Migrate to Windows 7 at Your Own Pace

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Migrate to Windows 7 at Your Own Pace

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
PACE Anti-Piracy?
I just uninstalled this program called "PACE Anti-Priacy". All of the sudden, none of my programs, except a few by from microsoft, are showing up. How do I fix this?...Its...really....annoying. Edit: Its wierd. They show up in auslogics when I try to remove programs from there. Just not from...
How do I migrate Windows from SSD to HDD ?
Tried googling, but the results are so...irrelevant ? Not really familiar with computer stuff so anyone here knows a safe way to migrate windows from SSD to HDD ? I'm worry about missing files or damage my windows files while migrating them.
General Discussion
Google Chrome's {V16} breakneck pace: innovation or version inflation
Google Chrome's breakneck pace: innovation or version inflation? | ZDNet
Migrate Xp to Windows 7
Hello. I want to migrate my xp to 7 and I need some help. Right Now I have two partitions: one used by the OS and another one where I store my data (i.e: aprox 60 Gb of photos.... ). My idea was to delete only the Xp partition, making a clean install of windows 7, and preserve my data...
General Discussion
Win 7 install problem. You know, for a change of pace.
I'm trying to install Windows 7. I have a OEM version of Home Prenium Vista, 32 bit. I'm upgrading to 32 bit home prenium windows 7. It won't install, however. It just gets stuck at 0% of copying windows files. I let it sit for about 4 hours, and no dice. Any advice? I should note that I...
Installation & Setup

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 04:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App