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Windows 7: Can my data be saved before a format on a hard drive?

21 Jan 2013   #11

Windoes 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ok, cool, I will give it a try!
Tomorrow, another day, so I can start early, and go through the process.
And yes, Computers are much fun, and I love to learn all the time

TY Sdowney, I hope to have some news tomorrow!

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21 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

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23 Jan 2013   #13

Windoes 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hello SDowney
I tried to download the Ubuntu onto a CD. But, Nothing nothing!!! The laptop will not boot from the CD. I have also gone over the Ubuntu forums, seems the disc did not burn correctly! Well, it only happens cos I am no expert on this
But TY for this resource.
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23 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Alternatively, you can create a Live USB drive with this program in windows, so no need to burn
This might work better
You must be able to boot from a USB hard drive device for this to work.
Some PC you hit a key, some use bios settings. Some of the settings might be tricky.
Usually newer system, you can hit a function key to select a boot device.

Burner guide, you can download a free burner.
Yeah I know its a pain sometimes.
I usually use CDRW or DVDRW for burns.
Must be BIG enough to fit the whole install onto the disc.

also verify the download checksum
highly recommended that you verify the md5 sum
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23 Jan 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Try giving the NAS drive a drive letter from Disk Management. Right click the used space and you will see the option, follow the prompts.
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 Can my data be saved before a format on a hard drive?

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