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Windows 7: Back up onto partion

05 Jan 2010   #81
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I dont really want to download anything :l coz im so closed to reaching my download limt, it would be nice to know that i have a back up if something does go wrong, but can i do :l nothing LOL


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05 Jan 2010   #82
gregrocker

 

You ready to reinstall?
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05 Jan 2010   #83
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

yea i guess but im a bit scared LOL


especially for my internet

also what if something gones wrong Haha

anyway after i do that will you be able to help me get rid of data partion once i transfer everything?

and mayb get rid of the option of me having to choose XP and 7

i really hope this re install fixed my freezing
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05 Jan 2010   #84
gregrocker

 

Hey, I've got it.

We created the Data partition so you can move your data off and reinstall over both XP and Win7, to get rid of that XP MBR that will screw up the Win7 Dual Boot (trust me).

But why not just install it over the XP, so that you keep Win7 on the second partition in a Dual boot until you know for sure your new Win7 works, then we can just delete it, and the DATA partition if you want.

This is the best way. You've got to get rid of XP partition anyway, there's nothing there, so put Win7 there, it will configure a dual boot with the other Win7 and you'll have a back up all the way until you decide to delete the older Win7!
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05 Jan 2010   #85
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

okay, do i have to deleted any files off the XP, coz my brother told me to back up all my stuff there when moving to XP.

So when i re install 7 will it says were i want to save? and do i click XP?
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05 Jan 2010   #86
gregrocker

 

What files are still on XP? I thought you backed up all your files to DATA.
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05 Jan 2010   #87
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

yea i did, the files on XP are the same things i back up, plus some randoms thing and instaill stuff

her a screenny

the windows folder contains nothing but backed up files


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05 Jan 2010   #88
gregrocker

 

Look in Docs and Settings to see what you need to copy from there.

Then highlight all of the 6 bottom files and drag them to data.

Click the expand arrow on the Computer link over to the left and drag to DATA partition there.
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05 Jan 2010   #89
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Done, so do i have to deleted anything from the folder or do i just install and it will give me option to install on XP?
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05 Jan 2010   #90
gregrocker

 

Pay close attention:

1) boot from the Win7 DVD, select "Connect to internet during install" and keep ethernet plugged.

2) Select Custom Install, Then Drive Tools (Advanced), now highlight XP partition, Format XP partition ONLY.

DO NOT FORMAT VISTA OR DATA!!!

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FORMAT XP TO GET RID OF THE MBR THERE. IT WILL SCREW IT UP OTHERWISE!

Keep XP Partiton highlighted, click install.

When finished, connect to internet and get any drivers from Windows Updates.

Check Device Manager for missing drivers. Click Driver Tab, Update Driver, and Browse to C:Windows/System32/drivers on your Win7 partition to find the drivers. They are all there.


Confirm back you understand all of the steps. Can you print them? Any questions?
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