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couple of questions about upgrading to windows 7 64-bit

specs:
FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6Ghz
GT 670 2GB
4GB RAM DDR3
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Asus M5A78-LM LX3 motherboard

I have going to boot from a bootable usb

so i want to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and i have a couple of noob questions:

if the installation gives an error (e.g corrupted) can i quit, reboot and will i still have my old OS?

If i do a clean install, i won't have any drivers. I am connected to the internet with a virgin media super hub with a wired ethernet cable. I can't find any drivers for that and i'm not sure i even did install drivers. Will i be able to connect to the internet after installation?

Also what other drivers will i need (i have graphics card drivers on my 2nd HDD)?

Can i put the drivers and my other stuff onto my 2nd HDD (will it get wiped too)

Thanks
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More about couple questions upgrading windows bit
  1. Make a backup to an external disk before you do anything.

    If the upgrade (or fresh install) is from an authorized source with a Windows authentication code there will be no problems. Same with downloads from the Microsoft website. It will go very smoothly.
  2. Ubrales said:
    Make a backup to an external disk before you do anything.

    If the upgrade (or fresh install) is from an authorized source with a Windows authentication code there will be no problems. Same with downloads from the Microsoft website. It will go very smoothly.


    can i not put my backup on my second HDD
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    ToadlyAwesome said:
    Ubrales said:
    Make a backup to an external disk before you do anything.

    If the upgrade (or fresh install) is from an authorized source with a Windows authentication code there will be no problems. Same with downloads from the Microsoft website. It will go very smoothly.


    can i not put my backup on my second HDD


    No, that is not recommended. It is possible but definitely not recommended. Your second HDD is a system drive, and if you get a virus attack it will (or could) affect all system drives.

    That is why the backup must be on an external drive and preferably in a different physical location.
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