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upgrading from xp to 7 ultimate

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#1 kidpakman


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

I am wanting to upgrade my computer from xp to 7 ultimate. It says to backup all files onto external hard drive but i don't have one. what would be a good program to use for this. after up grade will i be able to put all the files back on the computer without all the xp extras?

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#2 Hadnjury


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:22 PM


They are suggesting you back up all your personal data pictures, music, and documents. Google Drive offers 5gb of storage for free, all you need is a gmail address.
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#3 hamluis



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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

The suggestion to backup files is precautionary...we cannot always expect things to go as we anticipate.

What reference are you using for this anticipated upgrade?

You can use a program like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
to do the backup.

You need to be aware that your access to files that are backed up...will include everthing...but you will be able to move data files only. None of your programs are moveable, they must be resinstalled...if you are doing a clean install.

What method are you using to do the upgrade?

System manufacturer and model?


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