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Windows 7: Upgrade or clean install

29 May 2009   #1
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 
Upgrade or clean install

Hi,

So i know from experience that generally upgrading is a lot worse than clean installs. Things never seem to work with my after an upgrade rather than a clean install.

So my question is that if i want to keep everything the same but want to install the new OS how would i do this with the minimum amount of grief?

I have Windows 7 Build 7000 at the moment, and wanted to finally go to the RC or any newer release...

But i wont want to have to get another Hard Drive and manually copy files from new to old, there surely has to be an easier way?

Thanks a lot

-baMBi-


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29 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

It might not be 100% what you're after but your post inspired me to write the following tutorial

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

Hope it can help you :)




Jeff
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29 May 2009   #3
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Thanks ill look into it, i hate manually copying files over, always takes around a day or 2 lol.

-baMBi-

EDIT: Basically what i want to do if update the OS, but IMO a clean install is better, but i dont want the hassle of copying files over manually, (aka getting another hard drive, installing the new OS there, then copy files from old to hard ect...)
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