when i download the windows 7 file off the microsoft site it says that it will be downloaded in ISO format but when i right click on it it says that its format is file. is this normal or did something happen during the download.
i managed to burn it now i need to find a patition tool preferably free to be able to put another partition in my harddrive was wondering if you new of any good ones
when installing windows 7 if i were to select upgrade would that keep all my programs and files or would i have to install them all again do you think that this is better than installing it on another patition. I am running vista which is compatible with that upgrade thing isn't it
you can dual-boot, but you'll need to download another program that gives you the choice of which operating system you want to start.
You can then save all your files from Vista.
If you only want to run windows 7, you will loose are your programs that you have installed on Vista, but you can always copy your important documents, picture, music, movies, etc to a external USB drive or a large flash drive depending on the size of the files you want to keep.
Along with 99% of the regular posters here, we never recommend you do an upgrade. A 'clean" install is the only way to go. You'll end up with hundreds of useless files left over from vista which are useless and just take up unnecessary space.
So I'll let you figure that one out.
this will probably be the end of my posting for the day, so i'll see you tommorow.