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Windows 7: update from rc HELP

27 Feb 2010   #1
italirockmonkey

Windows 7 RC
 
 
update from rc HELP

Hey,
I just bought windows 7 home premium and am trying to upgrade but it is saying that i will have to do a clean install. i have many document/music/video/picture files. will they be deleted? how can i prevent it if they will be deleted? i am really stressing right now


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27 Feb 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Italirockmonkey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can do a custom install instead to have everything in your current installation copied into the C:\Windows.old folder in your new installation. You can then copy your files back into the new installation, and delete the C:\Windows.old folder afterwards. You will still need to reinstall all programs though since it is still basically a clean install.

However, you should backup anything that you do not want to lose to a separate location to be safe though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Feb 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Just backup your own data to an external disk or larger USB stick. Where is the problem? There are chances you will find windows.old with your data once win7 is installed, but I would not rely on it.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
italirockmonkey

Windows 7 RC
 
 

so it will save all my music and things to this new folder?
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27 Feb 2010   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct, but I would still recommend backing them up to a separate location to be safe. If something should go wrong (ex: power failure) during the custom install, you could lose everything that wasn't backed up.
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27 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by italirockmonkey View Post
so it will save all my music and things to this new folder?
Anything the system does "automatically" is risky. At the end of the day you can only rely on what you do yourself.
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