win7 upgrade w/ program files partition

#1
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?
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#2
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.
 


#3
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.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#4
Yes, but........... It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.
 


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