Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:35 PM
I just recently purchased a new PC to build and I already own a Hard Drive that works great.Now I plan on having windows 7 64bit on it, but at the moment I have windows XP 32bit on my existing Hard Drive.I am asking how I could possibly install windows 7 64bit on my hard drive without losing any data, without using a backup, and still be able to remove windows xp 32bit after the new OS is installed.
I have heard of using a partitioning program to partition the hard drive so that I could install windows 7 on that partition. Now I only wonder (if that option is even possible) if I would be able to remove windows XP and remove the partition it was on, or would it be best if I partition only enough for windows 7 + files and such that are needed for the OS, than use the windows xp partition to hold all my data and such.
Thanks in advance
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.20GHz
DDR2 1024MB RAM
232GB HDD (not sure of make)
BFG GeForce 8500GT 1GB (over-clocked)
D-Link wireless Router (Wired)
Windows XP SP3
Firefox , Thunderbird
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