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I do not want to buy another external HDD , nor internal HDD.

Why ?

1. Prices in my country are now a minimum of ~2x higher than before , because of the floods at Thailand.

2. I am waiting for Ivy Bridge CPU generation from Intel and preferably new Nvidia GPUs. So I am saving up money for a monster PC.



My External HDD , it's from WD - Passport edition , 500 GB. 433 GB usable and it's basicly full of data I can't delete. And , I have another 800 GB of personal data I need to back up.




Umm , I can might get a WD 160 GB hdd for free , or a small price.

So I could put Win 7 on it and the data that's on my WD 1 TB will be usable ?
Yeah. And no matter what you choose - to backup or not, you will always have to reinstall most of the programs, because registries are not (nor should they be) backed up.

So yeah, 2 best options:
-Clean install Win7 and let it place everything in Windows.old
-Get a cheapo HDD and install Windows on it.
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Yeah. And no matter what you choose - to backup or not, you will always have to reinstall most of the programs, because registries are not (nor should they be) backed up.

So yeah, 2 best options:
-Clean install Win7 and let it place everything in Windows.old
-Get a cheapo HDD and install Windows on it.


About progs , not the biggest concern I am more concerned about about movies [ films ] , music and pictures. Games and progs , well , not that of a prob.


I will probably make a new post somewhere here on forum where is software , and ask about good freeware that can be as good as ummm software that needs to be purchased. I know what I need , still , I might forget some progs I might need but use maybe few times a year heh.
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you could always just partition the HDD and throw movies over to one side and then format the stuff you dont need?!
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