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Windows 7: Installation with Windows.Old Folder

27 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Installation with Windows.Old Folder

Hello, I need to reinstall windows 7 currently i have it installed but dont have an external drive to backup to, if i boot to OS disc and select custom install on the drive that the data is currently on will it move it to a windows.old folder like in vista or completely remove it?

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27 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Welcome to Seven Forums. Thats right it will put it all in windows old just as long as you don't use the advanced options and delete or format your drive.
Custom Install Windows 7
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27 Jan 2010   #3

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How to do a repair install:

Repair Install
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27 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

so im guessing repair would be better
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27 Jan 2010   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

To be on the safe side, I suggest you first create a seperate data partition and move all user data to that. . It's a video I made for the purpose.
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