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I Want to install windows7 by wiping the existed one

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October 25, 2010 10:47:21 AM

Hello,

I have a Dell Vostro 420 dual core configuration system. I installed windows XP 32bit version with 3 partitions. Now I am planning to install Windows 7 64bit version on my current c:\ OS drive with out any effect to other 2 partitions. Can I do it like that. Can I get those 2 partitions without any conflicts.?

Plz.. can anyone help me on this issue.

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October 25, 2010 11:38:29 AM

Are you saying you want to wipe out XP and install Windows 7? I'm assuming XP is on your C: drive/first partition. If so, just install it on your first partition if you don't want to keep XP. However, because you are going from XP to WIndows 7, you cannot do an inplace upgrade. You will have to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and then reinstall all your apps.

If you want to keep the XP partition, then you'll have to install Windows 7 on a different partition and then it will dual boot.

Also, be sure to backup your user profile using Easy Windows Transfer BEFORE you install Windows 7 so you can transfer your documents and files in your profile back to Windows 7.

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October 25, 2010 11:47:26 AM

Thanks for your reply,

Yes, I want to install windows7 . If I install windows7, 64-bit version, Can I access other 2 partitions without any conflicts.
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October 25, 2010 3:26:13 PM

If you install Windows 7 on the C: drive, the other partitions will stay the same. You may need to reset rights on the files there to allow you access though.

Just make sure you don't start deleting partitions during the setup.
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