Windows 7 upgrade problem

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


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

Then this popped up:

The computer started using the Windows Installation Disc, Remove the instalation disc and restart your computer so
that windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation disc and restart the upgrade, (Do not select "Custom
(advanced)" to perform an upgrade. " Custom (advanced) installs a new copy of Windows and deleted your programs and settings.)
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?


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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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