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Vista to Windows 7 install


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kate0558

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My computer came with vista on it but it came with a free upgrade to windows 7. However i don't want to lose all my programs because I don't have the CD's to reinstall. Is it possible to upgrade without losing my programs...and also without spending any more money...
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If it's an "upgrade" CD it should install from within Windows Vista without having to boot from it.
In that case, all your existing applications will not be removed, but bear in mind that some of them may not run on Windows 7, depending on how old they are.

Also bear in mind that, although Windows 7 contains many more device drivers than Vista, you may still find that you'll need to download some missing drivers from the PC manufacturer's website. Check in Device Manager when Win7 installation is complete. That will tell you whether there are any missing or incompatible drivers you need to deal with.
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I have Microsoft Office 2003 still... I think thats the oldest software i have on there cus the computers only a year old.

And if it is going to delete my programs and files, it should give me a warning right?
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