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Windows XP to 7 upgrade leaves my baffled


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#1 HonestAbe

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

hey guies, i just upgraded from my old XP into 7. i was told that this would erase all my existing data, but for some reason my entire hard drive is still full to the brim with old crapy data. anyone know how to help me out?
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

Since there is no direct upgrade path from XP to Windows 7 I'm not quite sure what you did.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

Since there is no direct upgrade path from XP to Windows 7 I'm not quite sure what you did.


Allen,

I did this but It wasn't a Upgrade disk. I did a clean install and my previous data was bavk up to Windows.Old. I had a retail version.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

HonesstAbe,

When you update it or clean installation of OS. Was the installation successful if it did, Look in the C:\ It would have a your files it in. The fold is named Windows.Old Please note all of your programs will be unusable. Only your files will be there.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:43 AM


Since there is no direct upgrade path from XP to Windows 7 I'm not quite sure what you did.


Allen,

I did this but It wasn't a Upgrade disk. I did a clean install and my previous data was bavk up to Windows.Old. I had a retail version.

Yes, thank you :). I am aware you can always do a clean install - but that's not what the OP said. Still waiting to hear exactly what he or she did.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

sorry for the long wait, i figured it out. didnt reformat when i installed the first time.
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