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Help on XP to Windows 7


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#1 gigsaw

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:33 AM

I'm planning to upgrade my OS to windows 7 and unfortunately it cant upgrade from XP so i have to clean install. I have 2 internal hard disk on my computer now, one has the OS and the other is where i keep my files. If i install windows 7 to the first hard disk, will my other hard disk operate normally? will it be recognized by windows 7?

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#2 dimrealm

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:45 AM

Yes your other disk will operate fine and will be recognized by Windows 7. All your files will be there waiting for you.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:59 PM

Make sure your computer's components and their DRIVERS support Windows 7.

And why don't you just connect the second (one with the files) hard disk first and install Windows 7 from the installer cd?
Once Windows 7 has been installed successfully, you can connect the first hard disk and access the contents of the same through Windows 7.
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:31 PM

If you have XP, Windows 7 will usually make a folder called Windows.old where your documents, pictures, videos, etc will be stored and available to you once the upgrade/custom install is complete.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 03:16 PM

Make sure your computer's components and their DRIVERS support Windows 7.


The most reliable way to do this is by using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

If you have XP, Windows 7 will usually make a folder called Windows.old where your documents, pictures, videos, etc will be stored and available to you once the upgrade/custom install is complete.


This article from Microsoft Support has information about the Windows.old file and restoring personal data.

And gigsaw, it's been a couple weeks now... let us know if the transition to Windows 7 worked out for you!

Cheers,

Walker
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