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Keep files from old partition? WIn7?

Last response: in Storage
December 12, 2010 4:39:32 AM

Hello there..i am currently running windows XP, on drive C. i have many files (pics,music,movies) on a separate partition drive D.

Well I am trying to upgrade to windows 7, so will i be able to just delete my WIn xp partition, and install windows 7, and be able to keep the files i have on drive D? I only have one hard drive..

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a b G Storage
December 12, 2010 6:41:46 AM

Doing anything like this without a backup of important data is asking for trouble.
a b G Storage
December 12, 2010 8:21:08 AM

1. Make sure your PC can run on windows 7 - you should have drivers (windows 7) for your devices.
2. Beside the files on separate partition, make sure the partition on which windows XP reside has no more important files on it.
3. Windows 7 disc installer can delete and format the partition which windows XP reside - I'm sure you can do this.
December 12, 2010 2:02:49 PM

Buy an external Hard Drive and throw your files on there. There are many tools to shrink partitions (heck you can do it with a free Linux CD), but of course you always run the risk of them screwing up (which doesn't happen as much as it use to). Personally I would format the drive after backing stuff up.