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Windows 7: Can I run 64-bit?

26 Apr 2011   #31
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spite View Post
Thanks, but how to back up 150 GB...
I have a lot of thing on my PC, so I need a professional answer, should I delete whole hard drive or I can delete just C partition...
I would suggest starting on a clean drive but if you want it is possible to install windows on a seperate partition and have a 15GB partition aside to store data.

You can buy sata drives cheap these days though.


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26 Apr 2011   #32
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spite View Post
Yes, but it cost too much for me...
Sorry if this sounds mean, but if you don't have a way of backing up the 150 GB, then that data isn't really important to you. External drives are very cheap, so you need to decide what costs more....buying the drive, or taking a risk to lose all of that data.

Simply put, if it is important, you back it up. If you don't want to back it up, it isn't important.
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26 Apr 2011   #33
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes, I understand you.
But my question actually is:
When I'm installing 64-bit OS on before used 32-bit OS, should I delete whole hard disk drive, or I can delete only C partition (there is installed OS)?
Let's don't talk about my data...
I just need a technical answer for this question because I never use 64-bit OS.
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26 Apr 2011   #34
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

That question has me curious. Are you storing all of your data on a partition 'other' than C:?

If so this process may be simpler than anyone has thought.
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26 Apr 2011   #35
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I have two partitions C and D. My data are on D, and System data and installed programs are on C.
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26 Apr 2011   #36
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

So well Spite
Go to this tutorial and find the answer to your questions.
Custom Install Windows 7

Hope that helps
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26 Apr 2011   #37
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

You should be good to go. Go ahead and make sure you don't need any data from C: and go ahead with the install. Format/install to C:.

Keep in mind this isn't much protection, your data will not be safe until you have a proper way of backing it up.
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26 Apr 2011   #38
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

@JOHN47
I know how to install Win 7.
@Rhammstein
Ok, thanks...
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26 Apr 2011   #39
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You still should back up the data, like it or not. Why take a chance?

If the D is an extended partition, and not a primary stand-alone partition, you could cause some issues by deleting C. If they were two separate hard disks, you could just unplug D until you get Windows 7 installed, but it seems as though they are one drive (my assumption).

A lot can go wrong when you mess with partitions that hold data you feel is important. You're best bet is to back it up. If you do this, and it works fine, but a month later the hard drive dies, your data is lost. Back it up.
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26 Apr 2011   #40
Spite

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

That's right.
I just need more DVDs... :-)
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