Just a simple question

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by RefuseAmen, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. RefuseAmen

    RefuseAmen New Member

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    Hey,
    I plan to do a fresh install to 7 from Vista Home Premium. I have a 1TB HD and 2 smaller ones. Can I copy the contents of the smaller 2 to the 1TB HD, unplug it, install 7 then plug the 1TB HD back in with all my files still in tact or is this not possible?

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Wrong forum, sorry.
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Your file may be intact, but they would run because there are no references to the registry to them.

    Answer is no.
     
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    RefuseAmen New Member

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    I was afraid that was going to be the answer :frown:

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    tblount New Member

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    I think you meant to say they would NOT run
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Thanks for the correction.

    Early Alzheimers I guess:)
     
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    RefuseAmen New Member

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    Now I think about it, I was more looking to copy my Steam/installed games folder over and the usual music, pictures etc. to the TB HD. Would that still have the same result?

    Tbh I REALLY need to read up more about this sort of thing.

    Cheers again!
     
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    tblount New Member

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    As the old saying goes... Remember to pillage and plunder BEFORE you burn.


    Install to a clean hard drive... THEN copy any backed up info. Win 7 can format a hard drive before an install... so there is no need to risk it. You will have no problem copying your personal files and photos from another drive.
     

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