Before installing Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by albsat, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. albsat

    albsat MDL Novice

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    Hello guys,

    I have two questions before I install win7 and need some advice before I install it.

    1) I have already my windows vista and all my data are in one partition. If I do upgrade will the win7 delete my files also (it doesn't work like Linux, right? :D)

    2) Would you recommend a bios mod or a soft emulation?

    Thnx
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  2. Busykid508

    Busykid508 MDL Guru

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    Bios modification is the best way to go....many loaders, emulators will turn your windows 7 into an RC version by replacing files and such....
     
  3. LiquidSolstice

    LiquidSolstice MDL Novice

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    No, of course your files won't be deleted with an upgrade. That's the point of upgrading vs. clean installing.

    The best activation methods right now are the Windows 7 loaders by hazar/orbit30
     
  4. 0ldBear

    0ldBear MDL Novice

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    Upgrading a vista system with win 7 will NOT delete your programs/data etc.

    However, you would not be able to easily return to your Vista environment.

    IMHO a bios mod is the best way to activate as it would be possible for M$ to block a bootloader but almost impossible to block a bios mod.

    That said, a bootloader is much easier and less dangerous for the unsure.

    cheers
     
  5. albsat

    albsat MDL Novice

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    thnx for clearing my doubts. I wonder, by having about 20-30 programs already installed in my computer, the programs will make slow my coming win 7 install...:SSS
     
  6. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    I've been using Windows 7 Beta and RC since they days they were released.
    In the past I had been using Windows XP and Windows Vista, and I have to say... Windows 7 feels a bit faster/lighter than XP and much faster than Vista. I don't think you'll have to worry about your 20~30 programs slowing you down if you're moving to Windows 7 from Vista.