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Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 7 -without- reformatting or losing my data?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by i4gotmyname281, May 26, 2012.

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  1. i4gotmyname281

    i4gotmyname281 Thread Starter

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    Currently I'm interested in upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista, unfortunately I've accumulated a collection of programs and media that I would not be interested in losing.

    Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 7 and still keep all of my old files?
     
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  3. i4gotmyname281

    i4gotmyname281 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply, I'll check out those links and hope for the best.
     
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    If you have personal data that you don't want to lose, you need to back it up to CD-R's/DVD-R's or to an external USB hard drive or to both.

    If your computer crashes or the hard drive dies, you'll lose it all.

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    If you're using the Windows Mail e-mail program that comes as part of Windows Vista, just like Outlook Express comes as part of Windows XP, be aware that Windows 7 has no built-in e-mail program, so you'll need to use a third-party or web-based one.

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