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Moving on to Win 7....


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#1 mixpix

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

Want to thank all of the helpers on this side of the XP. I had a few problems & was helped one way or the other. Even though I have moved on to Windows 7 pro, from XP Pro, I am told that I still have XP, because I installed over it & didn't re-format the disk?

 

In the case that I would need to re address problems that may haunt me, though I am on Win 7; hope I could get problems solved?

 

I must say, XP was nice. I wasn't going to do vista. Dell sould me in 2007 a special machine that had xp loaded on it. I had emailed them & expressed interest in purchasing a laptop with xp instead of vista. They were giving the run around about how I would have to buy it with vista & then reload with xp. I was looking elsewhere, with no luck. I emailed Dell that I was going to switch to Mac. I got an email back a few days later, about these "special" xp machines: Inspiron 1520.

 

Now that I have Macs too, I couldn't get onto iCloud in the XP operating system. Though Tigerdirect was selling Win 8 at $34.00, I decided that Win 7 Pro at $134.00 was woth the price to eliminate the headaches.

 

Again, thanks.

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

When you installed Windows 7 you should have been given the option of formatting the entire hdd or make or leave a partition, which did you do?

 

The worse case scenario would be that you have two partitions, one with the old XP installed, and a new one with Windows 7 installed.

 

You can look in Computer to see how many partitions you have.


Edited by dc3, 05 April 2013 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

It only showed the (C:) (D:) drives & the photo stream. Not much there, but out of the 239 gigs of storage I have, only 66 Gigs are free. Noted I did back the system when in XP & moved the files over to an external Iomega HD.

 

I probably have redundent files that are contributing to the storage load? I hope that is it anyway. Maybe there is a safe way to make sure, I don't delete the wrong stuff?

 

I went to the Microsoft website & downloaded the tutorial: 'Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7'

This very site: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7

 

I downloaded the tutorial & did the prompts for "custom". I didn't reformat the disk; hope I am not haunted by the pathway I took.

 

Thank you dc3, for the reply.

 

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