Upgrading windows vista 64 to windows 7 64

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  1. fatalpuls3

    fatalpuls3 New Member

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    I am recieving my free copy of windows 7 64bit. I was curious if i do a in place upgrade will it just upgrade my current windows installation and migrate all my programs to windows 7 or will it create a windows.old folder with all my stuff in there?

    I know a fresh install is the way to go but i got my laptop setup the way i like it and i do not want to redo it. I have a few programs and games installed and was hoping this would all migrate to the windows 7 installation. I also realize there could be a lot of time involved in the windows 7 upgrade feature.

    So im looking for information on how the windows 7 disc actually upgrades the current windows installation.. I have never done a windows upgrade before and figured with all the advancements that upgrading to windows 7 might not be so bad.

    thanks in advance.
     
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    busydog New Member

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    You didn't say what version you are upgrading to and from, they should match, e.g. Ultimate to Ultimate. If you match (upgrade allowed), you will not create a windows.old folder if you choose the upgrade option. If you don't match, you will need to do a clean install and then you will create the windows.old folder.
     
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    fatalpuls3 New Member

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    I am upgrading from windows vista home premium 64 bit to windows 7 home premium 64 bit. that is what the dell laptop is eligible for upgrade to. So if i read what your saying right, if i get the same version of windows 7 as windows vista that i have now it will do an inplace upgrade and keep the same windows folder without creating a .old however if i upgrade to a different version of windows 7 other than the one that matches the home premium i have it will create a .old folder since it is a completely different version of windows?
     

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