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Going from Vista to 7


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moondog830

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Okay, I have been running Vista (really no problems) but have downloaded 7 and hear great things about this. I am looking for recommendations from the smart folks here at Geeks.

1. Do you think I should install 7 and keep Vista as well, just in case?

2. If I install 7 (either as a second OS or as the only OS) will I need to back up ALL my files? (Will it wipe my HD clean).

3. Anyone running 7 and not recommend it compared to Vista?

Thanks All!

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speaking from personal experience here as i did the same thing muself a few months back,

yes backup just in case, but if you go down the "upgrade path" it SHOULD backup your data to a folder called windows.old

certainly install it as a 2nd OS to start off with just to iron out any kinks (personally i do this for ANY OS upgrade just in case)

quite frankly i love 7..... so i cant really answer point 3 :)
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thanks severed ... appreciate the feedback
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no problem glad to help,

one thing i feel i should mention... just to avoid the headaches i had, you dont mention whether your going 32 or 64bit.... i had all sorts of problems installing fdrivers on 64 it seems the manufacturors are a bit slow releasing them, and not all the 64 bit vista drivers work (in my experience anyway)

as i said not sure if its relevant, but thought id give you a heads up
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