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I'm not sure how I did it, but when I installed windows 7 a while ago it put my windows xp user folder in a backup folder for me. I think I clicked the 'upgrade' option when installing.
This.
If you do not reformat the HDD when installing and select the upgrade or install option, it will save all your stuff in a folder called "Windows Old".

Programs will not run out of that folder, but documents, DL and such are saved there.
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I'm not sure how I did it, but when I installed windows 7 a while ago it put my windows xp user folder in a backup folder for me. I think I clicked the 'upgrade' option when installing.

You actually clicked on "custom advanced" and not upgrade. In addition, you did not partition the hard drive before or even during the installation. Since Windows Vista the option to repartition or reformat the hard drive is hidden. You have to intentionally look for it when doing it the middle of a installation. Thus, by default retail windows vista and 7 will always give you a windows.old folder.
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