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Windows 7: OEM over OEM

25 Jan 2011   #11
dixielee

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

O'k thanks everyone for your replies, I think I've got it now.

Regards.


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25 Jan 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No install files needed.
Only the key is neeed.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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26 Jan 2011   #13
dixielee

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

One last question!

I have backed up my C:\ and have checked the contents of my external drive backup.

There a quite a few folders, which folders contain the operating system and what other folders, if any, don't I have to re install.

Still a bit confusing!!

Thanks and Regards.
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26 Jan 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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26 Jan 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dixielee View Post
One last question!

I have backed up my C:\ and have checked the contents of my external drive backup.

There a quite a few folders, which folders contain the operating system and what other folders, if any, don't I have to re install.

Still a bit confusing!!

Thanks and Regards.
It's easier, cleaner and uses much less space to simply drag your active User folders (Documents, Favorites, Pictures, etc) to the external, rather than using a backup program which always seems to copy too much.

I would also backup a Win7 Backup Image externally so you have a path back to where you are now if you ever need it.
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26 Jan 2011   #16
dixielee

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well I made a full backup of my C: drive, which contained the Operating system (Home Premium)and every file/folder on my computer. When I open the backup archive, there are many folders including Windows, System etc etc, I just was wondering, which folders I can ignore, when I copy folders back to my new install of Windows 7 Pro.

Regards.
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26 Jan 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Attach the external HD, click to open it, browse into backup to find the active user file (example: c:/Users/dixielee) then open each folder Documents, Favorites, Pictures, etc.

On the Organize tab>Select All, then drag the entire folder's file contents to the corresponding folder in your explorer tree at the left. Most should be under Favorites or Libraries, but you may also have to browse into C to find one or more.

What's important during this click and drag operation is to NOT release the left click>drag until you position the cursor directly over the desired folder in explorer. The tree will expand to reveal sub-folders when you move the cursor on it so wait until it finishes to make sure you have the correct folder saying "Copy to My Documents" etc before releasing the left click.

Once you get the hang of it, it become easier to back up your files to external this way too. In fact you can just click and drag your active User folder and get everything that way.
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27 Jan 2011   #18
dixielee

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

O'k thank you, I'll give it a try.

Regards. :-)
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