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#1 Stefke

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 05:56 PM

Hello
I am an XP user and i am thinking of buying a Windows 7. I have 2 questions:

1)Which version would you recommend me? I mostly use my computer for games and internet.
2) Can i somehow install Windows 7 without erasing everything on my partition where XP is installed? I have 3 partitions, C, D and F and my XP is on C drive...

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:02 AM

what are your current specs for your windows xp. versions depend on system specs. I have windows 7 Professional on my computer. I play wow and surfing the internet.

do you want to keep windows xp install while performing initial windows 7 install( for example dual booting)

By default windows will automatically backup everything to windows.old directory when you install windows 7 if you are doing a fresh install.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:58 AM

Windows 7 Home Premium is really the only version a home user needs unless you need to be able to join a domain or if you want Bitlocker encryption or need XP compatibility mode.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:16 AM

what are your current specs for your windows xp. versions depend on system specs. I have windows 7 Professional on my computer. I play wow and surfing the internet.

do you want to keep windows xp install while performing initial windows 7 install( for example dual booting)

By default windows will automatically backup everything to windows.old directory when you install windows 7 if you are doing a fresh install.

Hope this helps


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Actually i dont know, i would rather have only windows 7 on my computer since i have already done a dual booting when i bought a new hard drive. i installed windows on that one and kept the old one on my old F drive so i dont lose anything on it since i had 100GB of memory and personal documents

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:45 AM

First of all run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It will check your hardware and tell you if it is supported by Windows 7 or not.

For just gaming and internet, Windows 7 Home Premium is good. You can install Windows 7 in dual boot mode with XP. To do dual boot install, insert Windows 7 DVD when running XP and run setup. That way Windows 7 will be installed on another partition. If you want to do clean install, save your important files from C: to another partition and then boot from Windows 7 DVD and choose to format the C: partition during setup.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:42 AM

First of all run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It will check your hardware and tell you if it is supported by Windows 7 or not.

For just gaming and internet, Windows 7 Home Premium is good. You can install Windows 7 in dual boot mode with XP. To do dual boot install, insert Windows 7 DVD when running XP and run setup. That way Windows 7 will be installed on another partition. If you want to do clean install, save your important files from C: to another partition and then boot from Windows 7 DVD and choose to format the C: partition during setup.


i already did the check and my PC is ready :D ill do the dual boot option, i just have to buy a new DVD drive since the one i have doesnt work and the Windows 7. Thanks for the help!




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