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    Hi All,

    I have a Windows XP laptop with 3 partitions of single HDD.

    I would like to install windows Vista inplace of XP. Could anybody guide me how to do it without losing out any data please?

    Regards,
    sandip

  • #2
    Re: WindowsXP to Vista

    Pop the DVD in and it'll walk you through the process. As for any type of major change, don't forget to back up your data first!
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    • #3
      Re: WindowsXP to Vista

      Agreed, the built in upgrade should do it fine

      But remember you will have all the accumulated cr*p of old installations etc. IMHO you will get a cleaner system if you backup your data and do a fresh install of the OS and apps

      btw, why are you wanting Vista -- 7 is much better!
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        Re: Windows XP to Vista

        Hi.
        I second Ossian: a clean install would be the best course of action. This is the process I would opt for:
        1) download and install Windows Easy Transfer for XP;
        2) run the wizard and save the old data (you can use one of the non-system partition for this);
        3) wipe the system partition and clean install Windows Vista (as Ossian said: Why Vista and not 7?);
        Added: 3a) WET does not migrate applications. It can migrate their settings though, if you choose to do so. Therefore, you should install any applications you had earlier and their settings you saved, at this point;
        4) run Windows Easy Transfer from within Vista (is built-in) and import all data that was previously saved.

        Good luck. Tell us how it came out.
        Last edited by sorinso; 5th June 2010, 14:42. Reason: details added for clearing things ...

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        • #5
          Re: Windows XP to Vista

          Install applications between 3 and 4 or easy transfer will report all sorts of issues
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          • #6
            Re: Windows XP to Vista

            Originally posted by Ossian View Post
            Install applications between 3 and 4 or easy transfer will report all sorts of issues
            True.
            Original post edited for clarification...

            Sorin Solomon


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