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Windows 7: Dont want to reformat

04 Nov 2009   #1
Andrew71066

vista
 
 
Dont want to reformat

hey guys i dont to reformat my disk. I wonder how to do that while im installing windows 7

I have WIndows vista sp2


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04 Nov 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

you can install Windows to the same partition Vista is on, as long as there is enough free space.

Vista will be moved to a folder named Windows.old
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04 Nov 2009   #3
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Providing you're installing x86 to x86 or x64 to x64 then choose the upgrade option once you've started the installer. That way there's no need to format your hard drive.

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04 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You always have to choose Format to get a formatted install, and it is only available when booting from the installer and choosing Custom> Advanced Tools, which also lets you delete partition(s), create new one(s) and then format, or just format over existing partitions. But you have to actively choose it.
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