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Upgrading to Win 7


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#1 Hawkeye4

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:07 AM

When you use the Win 7 upgrade while within WinXP, will it completely format the HD so if there's a few bugs (spyware/malware) they'll go away?

Just making sure before going through the upgrade. Thanks!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:38 AM

I don't believe it'll let you upgrade from within XP at all, you can only do a clean install. Somone correct me if i'm wrong though ;)

If you re-format your HD, then install Windows 7, it should (in theory) wipe everything.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:45 AM

Yes, only clean install is possible in case of Windows XP and yes, everything will be wiped out.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:53 AM

So, IOW, just restart with the Win7 disk and it'll wipe out everything and install normally?

And thanks for the replies folks!

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:55 AM

Yes, that is correct. Just be sure you back up any important data before you do, though. :huh:
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

Manual: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsys...tall-part-1.htm

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:32 AM

Thanks all! On this same subject, will I be able to install my Outlook Express address book in Windows Mail when I upgrade to Win 7?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:32 AM

Migrate from Outlook Express to Windows Mail: http://www.vista4beginners.com/Migrate-fro...to-Windows-Mail

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:34 AM

Thanks Broni!

Edited by Hawkeye4, 15 January 2010 - 02:34 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:35 AM

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