what is the best way to save data when changi

February 4, 2011 at 08:00:23
Specs: Windows XP, intel core 2 duo 6300
my home built computer is a gigabyte 965P-DS4 with intel core duo 6300 1.86 GHZ and Geil pc2 , 2 gb 6400 memory. video cardATI radeon HD 3800 series. Running windows xxp sp3
My question is what is the best way to save my details( such as internet addresses photos videos e-mail messages from xp to win 7. would you recomend a clean install or is there a way of moving them during the install of win 7 process? The version I have bought is win 7 home ultimate 64 bit.
Thanks for any suggestions

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#1
February 4, 2011 at 08:16:19
You do need to do a clean install from XP to Windows 7. Run Windows 7 upgrade adviser from their website to point out any possible problems. If good (should be) download all drivers for your hardware for Windows 7 ahead of time and put them on a flash drive so you will be ready to install them right away (makes it much easier later).
Look in your browser and email client for an export (usually under file) and put that on the flash drive, on an external hard drive, or on another internal hard drive (where ever you are backing up your personal files). When you do install, remove all external hardware except keyboard and mouse and unplug any hard drive except the one you are installing on. If your files are on another partition on the same drive as you are installing on, make a back up (just in case). When you install, choose Custom and Partition/Format and format the drive or just the partition as appropriate.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
February 4, 2011 at 08:18:16
I think you are mixed up a little: "The version I have bought is win 7 home ultimate 64 bit.". You either have Home Premium or Ultimate.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
February 4, 2011 at 08:45:28
You may want to have a read at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
or
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

Both seem appropriate.


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