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WINDOW VISTA TO WINDOW ULTIMATE (FILES) ???

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  • Started 3 years ago by macaw
  • Latest reply from warlock
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macaw
Posts: 98

hello,

i have a windows vista basic and im going to put on windows 7 ultimate. but when i do the upgrade and i know i dont have to custom the harddrive (erase). so, i should be able to just put in cd and select upgrade right? i shouldnt have to transfer files right? or even use a eay tranfer cable? ( i just want to make sure so i want lost files):0)

thxs for your help.....

macaw

Posted 3 years ago
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TheBeard
Posts: 107

it should be a pretty simple upgrade. some of your programs might glitch out, but for the most part itll be cool. i think it will still create the Windows.Old folder with all your files from before you upgraded. then you can pull everything from there.

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TheBeard
Posts: 107

Just make sure you DONT select clean/new installation!

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

And as we always suggest. Image your system to an external drive first, and test it works. When you do major work like this, you never can be 100% sure.
I would suggest,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....p-utility/

Posted 3 years ago
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macaw
Posts: 98

ok ,thanks i will do a image , to be sure i wont lose nothing.

thxs, for reply

Posted 3 years ago
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whs
whs
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An upgrade install is a dog. You can be sure that you will have problems with your Win7. And I am not even sure whether you can upgrade from Vista Basic to Win7 Ultimate.

Save all your data and make a clean install ( http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....rsion.html ). Your ptograms you will have to reinstall anyhow and moving your own folders should not be a big deal.

An image of the old system is always a good idea - just in case and as an additional safe place for your data.

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warlock
warlock
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Make sure you have an authentic version of Ultimate. Many pirated versions out there that do not work.

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