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I just got my friends computer parts to upgrade my aging P4 setup, but i was wondering can i upgrade from XP SP2 straight to Win7 x64 without formatting, as i have a lot of data that i dont know how to backup on my 640GB external drive. I have copied most folders with files but im looking for something that can make an exact copy of what i have in terms of say browser prefrences bookmarks, and other small things. Or do you think i should clean install and manually re save each bookmark and what not

Thanks
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The Windows 7 installation puts everything you currently have, in a folder called "C:\Windows.old" and then makes a clean install.
AFAIK "upgrade" is not possible, but a clean install without format is, so you keep your files anyway.
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The Windows 7 installation puts everything you currently have, in a folder called "C:\Windows.old" and then makes a clean install.
AFAIK "upgrade" is not possible, but a clean install without format is, so you keep your files anyway.

Thanks ill do that or use the xp back up feature, but guess theres no way around it except backing up favourties and such manually
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also if u use google chrome i dunno if u do u can sync your bookmarks to their cloud storage and sync them to any pc you want just by signing in to ur google account
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you can back up ypur favorites easily with FF or chrome. All you gotta do is use the bookmark manager.
 
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Thanks everyone i backed up my favs through the manager, as well the new comp is blazing fast compared to my old P4 biggrin.gif
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