I am currently running XP SP3 in 32Bit on my only hard drive (1TB) and i feel it is about time to upgrade to windows 7. I have a copy of windows 7 64Bit Ultimate.
My hard drive is nearly exactly half full, and i would like to keep my files when upgrading to the new OS. I understand that the only way to do this would be to start fresh (especially as i am moving from 32Bit to 64...) but i thought i could split my single hard drive into two ~500GB partitions, install windows 7 on the empty 500GB partition and then move my files over (if neccessary) from the XP partition.
Then i would format the XP partition and then merge them together. Voila, windows 7 with files intact.
My questions are:
1: Is this possible?
2. Is there any way to keep progams/would it work copying program files from XP to the 32B windows7 program folder? If not, would i be able to make them work without too much hastle? This only really applys to big programs such as Games that i no longer have the install disk for, or other large programs that i dont want to download again.
Thanks a lot if you can help! Rollo
EDIT: I will be using Acronis disk director suite
Edited by 02rja, 22 August 2009 - 11:16 AM.