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Will windows 7 rc corrupt my files on my harddisk ?

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July 5, 2009 8:07:41 PM

will windows 7 rc corrupt my files on my hard disk ?
as the backup process of my files will take a long time.and also i read on microsoft site that win 7 may corrupt the files.
also i have another question that
i have multi boot xp/vista is it possible to install windows 7 over vista and keep multi boot with xp?
July 6, 2009 12:59:14 AM

Yes you can install windows 7 over windows vista and your multi boot will still work. iv done a few upgrades from win vista to win 7 and the only program that seams to get corrupted is adobe reader, but other then that win 7 should not corrupt any files but with that said its normal best to do a clean install anyway.

also have you tried windows easy transfer, its a great tool and could help you out with backing up
http://www.w7forums.com/windows-easy-transfer-t829.html

the only problem with this is that you will need to install your programs again
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July 6, 2009 7:45:10 AM

Thank you dafin0 on your reply it was great help for me:) 
but to clarify is it possible to install win 7 RC over vista (as clean installation) on same vista partition and not upgrade vista to win 7 during win 7 installation and keep the multi boot with xp????
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July 6, 2009 7:52:51 AM

Why risk it? Why not create a new partition and do a clean install there?
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July 6, 2009 8:00:13 AM

charmedforever said:
Thank you dafin0 on your reply it was great help for me:) 
but to clarify is it possible to install win 7 RC over vista (as clean installation) on same vista partition and not upgrade vista to win 7 during win 7 installation and keep the multi boot with xp????


yep you sure can :) 
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July 6, 2009 8:19:06 AM

:) :) :)  Thank You dafin0 on your quick reply and god bless you :) :) :) 
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July 6, 2009 1:21:38 PM

if your data is important BACK IT UP - rules 101
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