Windows 7 upgrade problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Prototype, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Prototype

    Prototype New Member

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    I have a Dell laptop running on Vista.
    I put in the Win 7 cd.
    When i clicked install I to the 2options

    -upgrade
    -custom

    I selected upgrade so I could keep the files on pc untouched.

    Then this popped up:

    How am I going to install win 7 and keep files?
    What the above quote says isnt going tobe possible, how will i upgrade while logegd into windows?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi Prototype,
    you should be fine running the upgrade process from within windows. Just boot up like it say's and run the 7 disk. When you get to the correct moment choose 'upgrade' instead of custom as this will delete your files. You don't always have to boot from disk to install. It's usually desireable to do so to be able to format the disk but in this instance it is not necessary..
    I hope this answers your question.. If not post back :)
     

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