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18 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7 upgrade and disk partitions

I will be upgrading form windows xp to windows 7 soon. I know there is no direct upgrade option from xp and that I will have to perform a clean install. I have created a couple of True Crypt disk partitions to store private data. Will those partitions be erased after the install or will they remain? Also, can I create another new disk partition to store the data I want to transfer over to windows 7 or will that be erased durring the install as well? I want to know if I need to go and get an external HD.


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19 Nov 2009   #2


Having another drive is always a good idea, for backing up your files and system image for example, in case of HDD failure.

But your partitions will not be deleted during the installation unless you do it yourself. Just boot into the Installer, choose Custom install and keep the partitions you want, wipe and format any others.
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19 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

The custom install will only install Windows 7 in the partition that you select. As long as the partition has enough space then you would have no problems installing Windows.
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19 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shinobi73 View Post
The custom install will only install Windows 7 in the partition that you select. As long as the partition has enough space then you would have no problems installing Windows.
I will advice you have a complete external backup of your precious data before doing anything...
Better safe than sorry...
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