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    Quick question
    « on: November 01, 2009, 07:24:40 PM »
    Hey, i want to install Windows 7 on my computer, im just wondering if I install it would it delete all the data on my harddrive?  or does it not delete my harddrive.  Thx!

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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 10:20:03 PM »
    it deletes
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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 11:09:31 PM »
    It depends.
    If you upgrade from Vista, your files should be fine.
    If you go for clean install (always recommended), everything will be gone.

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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 06:59:59 AM »
    I recommend you backup your harddrive and do a clean install.

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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 05:25:47 PM »
      To be clear about what gets deleted, a clean installation will erase the partition that is selected for the OS. Any other partitions [recovery, data, etc.] should be OK unless they are specifically selected to be deleted during installation.
      Of course, many hard drives have only one partition.
      Backup anything you want to keep.

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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 05:30:11 PM »
      I agree with the previous couple of posts.

      You should ALWAYS back up anything that is important, especially when you start installing a new OS.
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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 06:17:13 PM »
      I agree with the previous couple of posts.
      You should ALWAYS back up anything that is important, especially when you start installing a new OS.
      Yes.
      In VISTA you can move the partition size to create enough free space for Windows 7.
      Next boot from Windows 7 DVD and do a a new install in the free space.

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        Re: Quick question
        « Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 07:29:21 PM »
        huh?  Ok cuz my computer caught a virus, so it doesnt even boot up.  It says some stuff about a deleted registry file when i try to boot it up.  So yeah

        So how would i install windows 7 without losing my data?  I create another partition?

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        Re: Quick question
        « Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 07:34:55 PM »
        You could possibly repair the vista installation. Why do you want to install 7?
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          « Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009, 07:43:14 PM »
          Yeah i dont have a CD of Vista right, so i figured i might as well put 7 on it.  cuz i hear that 7 runs much more smoothly than vista and doesnt have a *censored* load of bugs and problems like vista.

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          Re: Quick question
          « Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009, 07:56:03 PM »
          Well in order to save your data you would have to slave your hard drive in another computer and copy all of the files to a flash drive or CDs.

          How far do you get in the Vista boot process before it stops?
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            « Reply #11 on: November 02, 2009, 08:17:11 PM »
            i get to the part where after it asks me if i want to boot Vista in safe mode, or last know configuration, or run it normally.  I tried all of the options, but everytime after that is says the same thing about missing a registry file.

            Like really, the only thing that I really wanna back up is my music cuz it takes forever to find all 3000 of my songs again. 

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            Re: Quick question
            « Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 06:13:22 AM »
               
             
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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009, 01:34:19 PM »
              yeeeeaah...... Is it possible to fix Vista without deleting my hard drive? 

              The problem literally states:

              "File: \windows\system32\config\system

              Status: 0xc000000f

              Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."

              hoooooow?????   :'(

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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #14 on: November 04, 2009, 02:53:25 PM »
              Do like Patio says.  :)
              Before doing anything more, save your data.