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Windows 7: installin win7 64b while keeping a partition with data

27 Nov 2009   #1
igo

vista
 
 
installin win7 64b while keeping a partition with data

hello,
currently i have vista 32 b with 2 partitions one for system and one for data

if i want to do a fresh install to 64 b win7 and keep the data on
my data partition, can it be done ? or must backup my data on external
source and format both partitions?


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27 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would back up my data and format both partitions just to be on the safe side.. Your going to be doing a clean install and the 64bit file system will not be using the 32bit data anyway... You are going to be re-installing your programs, so what would you gain by keeping your data files??
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27 Nov 2009   #3
igo

vista
 
 

thanks
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27 Nov 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Let us know how it comes out...
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27 Nov 2009   #5
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by igo View Post
hello,
currently i have vista 32 b with 2 partitions one for system and one for data

if i want to do a fresh install to 64 b win7 and keep the data on
my data partition, can it be done ? or must backup my data on external
source and format both partitions?
If you have in excess of 20 Gb free on one of the drives (50 Gb probably better) shrink the volume to make a new partition, activate the partition, format it and load Windows 7 there and your other OS and data files stay as they were except for the drive space allocated to make the W7 partition.
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28 Nov 2009   #6
igo

vista
 
 

thanks for all your postings,

finally i had to format and delete and the create agin my partitions inorder to make it work (as a clean install) , because every other method kept on failing resolting with a broken installation.(dont use upgrade or the other option- go for clean install only)
so Tews you were right
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