win7 upgrade w/ program files partition

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  1. tachyon4

    tachyon4 New Member

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    I'd like to install Windows 7 from the 32-bit Vista-to-7 Upgrade CD.

    Currently my Program Files exist on a partition separate from that which contains my OS files. If possible, I'd like to leave things as they are (reinstalling my programs would take quite awhile). When I run the Upgrade Setup file, I receive a message informing me that all of my files must reside on the same partition.

    Is there a known workaround?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    An upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

    Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

    Be aware, you will need to re-insatllall your 3rd party applcations.
     
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    tachyon4 New Member

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    Thanks for the response. I realize that a clean installation is an option and I'll take this route if need be, but for now I wonder if upgrading windows without reinstalling third-party applications is possible. I would rather not repartition my hard drive and essentially reorganize my computer from scratch.
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Yes, but........... It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.
     

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