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Windows 7: Getting windows 7 - need advice.

26 Nov 2010   #11


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Just save your files on an external disk or stick from where you can restore them. The real upgrade (and windows.old) is a mess - will ultimately give you nothing but problems.
I had no problems dragging some music files, bookmarks and photos over after I installed win7 RC beta over my vista.
If you think that is the right thing to do, go right ahead.
So the Upgrade version allows you do to that?

I'm not saying that is what I will rely on - I will back up everything important (games, and other apps I can list and install later time), but the windows.old is easy to use (IMO).

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27 Nov 2010   #12
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You can't count on windows.old or and in-place Upgrade to protect your files. They should be backed up externally.

You can do anything with the Upgrade version which you qualify for. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Either 1) boot the DVD and it will see XP on the HD to allow Upgrade version Product Key upfront (even if you go on to use Custom>Drive Options to delete, repartition and Format),

or 2) wipe the HD beforehand which will require activating with the key after doing one of the workarounds in the tutorial above. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Some tips for getting a perfect clean install: re-install windows 7
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27 Nov 2010   #13


Thank you all. I ordered Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade. Should arrive on Tuesday. I'll let you know if I run into any problems. Going to get a cheap USB flash drive.
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