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Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by Pagerops on Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:58 pm
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O.k I just won a copy of Windows 7 in a bet between me and a friend but it is Win.7 64-bit... I currently have Windows Vista 32-bit to simply upgrade to 7 can't be done as it has to be 32-bit as well (if i understand right). I have installed Windows 7 on a spare HDD and i runs on my machine, now how can I get it so that it is my main without formatting my main HDD? Could I simply copy/paste the Windows folder from the HDD with 7 on it. And after its done with the move, remove the other "windows" folder that has the Vista files in it? Would this work? Is there even a way to do this safely?
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Re: Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by sanddbox on Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:36 pm
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Windows Installer will nuke everything on your harddrive.
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Re: Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by Pagerops on Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:50 pm
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sanddbox wrote:Windows Installer will nuke everything on your harddrive.


So there is no way to save all my Files, games, pron etc... Other then backups obviously. :roll:
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Re: Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by cilpolir on Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:33 am
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Pagerops wrote:
sanddbox wrote:Windows Installer will nuke everything on your harddrive.


So there is no way to save all my Files, games, pron etc... Other then backups obviously. :roll:

if you can get your hands on a 32bit windows 7 version, you can just upgrade it without the nuke of your files
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Re: Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by Pagerops on Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:10 pm
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cilpolir wrote:
Pagerops wrote:
sanddbox wrote:Windows Installer will nuke everything on your harddrive.
<br><br>So there is no way to save all my Files, games, pron etc... Other then backups obviously. :roll:
<br>if you can get your hands on a 32bit windows 7 version, you can just upgrade it without the nuke of your files


O.k. then is there any way for me to remove all the windows vista files and keep the programs running like games and etc... or would it be easier to just reinstall them?
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Re: Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by cilpolir on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:01 am
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Pagerops wrote:O.k. then is there any way for me to remove all the windows vista files and keep the programs running like games and etc... or would it be easier to just reinstall them?

with the windows 7 32-bit? The upgrade programm leaves everything intact, just upgrades your windows from vista to 7, atleast that is what it did at a friend of mine, but he did the upgrade option in the windows 7 installer not the "custom install" one. I've read somewhere however that windows 7 saves your old windows and applications in a map called "windows.old"
your games probably have to be reïnstalled, don't know for sure though
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Re: Windows Vistax32 to 7x64

Post by Pagerops on Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:24 pm
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cilpolir wrote:
Pagerops wrote:O.k. then is there any way for me to remove all the windows vista files and keep the programs running like games and etc... or would it be easier to just reinstall them?

with the windows 7 32-bit? The upgrade programm leaves everything intact, just upgrades your windows from vista to 7, atleast that is what it did at a friend of mine, but he did the upgrade option in the windows 7 installer not the "custom install" one. I've read somewhere however that windows 7 saves your old windows and applications in a map called "windows.old"
your games probably have to be reïnstalled, don't know for sure though


Alright thanks guys!
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