Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Remove Windows 7 But Keeping All of My Files

21 Nov 2013   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Not sure what you exactly have and want. But you have a working win7 ultimate now... correct(?)
Why not CLONE the stuff from 1.5TB disk to 500GB disk and make it bootable?

Are you sure you want to do a clean install ... so lose erverything. You have to reinstall everything afterwards!! Drivers, applications et cetera

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2013   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Post disk management screenhot of 1.5TB and 500GB disk please. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

I need to know what is where and how much space is in use/free.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


Follow these same step to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which cover everything that needs to be backed up, and tips for getting and keeping a perfect install.

If your new PC a Windows 8 PC it requires these special steps to Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

Please look over the steps and ask back any questions. We will work with you interactively to see that you get a perfect install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Remove Windows 7 But Keeping All of My Files

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to remove a primary partition while keeping the logical partitions
I have build in an SSD. The original partitions on the hard drive were C: (Primary), D: (logical), EL (logical) and F: (Logical) end the SSD as H: (primary) and I: primary). Booting the system was done from C: Now as I force my computer to boot from the HDD it still boots from HDD-C: When booting...
General Discussion
IE 10 Not Keeping Temp Files
i used to be able to go into internet temp files for videos i played on-line, like on youtube. if i play them, they went into a folder, from which i could copy and save them. that was on my windows xp computer. i now have w7 and IE10. is there a setting that allows me to do that again? it seems to...
Browsers & Mail
Reinstalling Windows and keeping files.
If I reinstall windows 7 and do a clean install, will it save all my documents and create a Windows.old folder? These are very important documents, and I can't back them up, because the laptop crashed.
Installation & Setup
Remove XP boot while keeping Windows 7.
Hey guys, I've just installed Windows 7 on my computer and now I'd like to get rid of Windows XP in its entirety but first I want to disable the boot choice and boot in Windows 7 by default. What are my options? Attached is my disk management.... Windows XP is installed on my c: and w7 on my d:. ...
Installation & Setup
repartition n keeping the recovery files
i bought a new 2.13GB penrin toshiba satelite L505-10P laptop. it has a 500GB harddisk with 3 partitions in it, the 1st is a the 400mb recovery partition, the 2nd a 232gb NTFS with a 64bit french win7 home premium in it, the 3rd is a 232GB NTFS contains recovery files: msdia80.dll, ...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+