Originally Posted by SuperflyBanana
Do you think I could boot from my Windows 7 disc (yes, it is pirated lol) and reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate to my drive, then have all of my old files stored in the windows.old folder?
I'm thinking that may be my only option. Damn.
If it allows you to perform the Upgrade, then it might work. However, I've never done it this way, so I don't know for sure. Not only that, but I've never used a pirated copy.
Another option could be to put your hard drive in another computer (like say a friend's computer) so that you can temporarily store everything on that computer's hard drive while you put a fresh installation on it. So, you'd copy or move everything to that computer's hard drive (or to its external hard drive), then you'd take your hard drive out and put it back in your computer for a fresh install. After the install, you could put that other computer's hard drive into yours as a secondary drive so that you can just grab the files off of it.
However, being that this is a pirated copy, I am not expecting anything to work in your favor. ;)