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im not sure if this is in the right place, sorry if it is not. i will most likely be upgrading to windows vista soon. i am going to try to do the straight upgrade but i may have to do a clean install. what should i back up and how should i go about doing it? (i do not have an external hdd and i dont want to buy one)
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im not sure if this is in the right place, sorry if it is not. i will most likely be upgrading to windows vista soon. i am going to try to do the straight upgrade but i may have to do a clean install. what should i back up and how should i go about doing it? (i do not have an external hdd and i dont want to buy one)
How much do you have/want to back up? If you're moving to Windows Vista, all your programs should be re-installed. So, you can scrap them, but don't forget to backup any game saves, documents, files, etc that those programs created!

If I were you, I'd pretty much back up everything else (music, movies, pictures) because for the cost of backup media, I'll be worth it.

Now, I know you don't want to buy an external hard drive, but they're so easy! They're very useful and you're sure to use it in the future! Other options are Cd-RW's, if you have a burner. Better yet, dvd's can hold several gigabytes of data...but trust me, get a USB 2.0 hard drive!

O, one more thing, you may want to back up your bookmarks.
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thanks for the help... i was really looking for thing i might have forgotten and save files for games was the biggest thing i was forgetting. rep for you

so for the save files i just put them on a flash drive or something, install vista and the game, then put the save file in the same place it was on xp?
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so for the save files i just put them on a flash drive or something, install vista and the game, then put the save file in the same place it was on xp?
Yep, there should be a folder called "savegames" or something similar. You should be all set!
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when do i get it?
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sorry i kinda fell asleep for a while there
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sorry i kinda fell asleep for a while there
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