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Windows 7: How to put WinVista in win.old with 2nd OS? (DualBoot)

07 Mar 2010   #11
kafley12

Windows Vista and Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Actually you will get windows.old folder ONLY if you do a clean install, as an in-place Upgrade keeps all of your files, programs and settings in place.

As long as you don't format the HD, doing a Custom install of Win7 over Vista should generate a windows.old folder in the C: drive root where all of the files from Vista will be stored.

In the future, dragging and dropping files is a much easier and more compact way to back up your files. In fact, doing any install such as this one you are doing requires that you back up your files for safety. There is no guarantee window.old will be created e;very time.
Thank you very much!! This cleared things quite nicely!


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07 Mar 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It should create a windows.old folder as long as you don't format the partition during install.
Aha, that is the trick. I always formatted. I am still learning from your postings Greg. LOL.
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07 Mar 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It should create a windows.old folder as long as you don't format the partition during install.
Aha, that is the trick. I always formatted. I am still learning from your postings Greg. LOL.
Thanks, and I have learned much from you, as well.
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