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post #1 of 10
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will I lose all of my files or will just my OS change?
Also, what do yall think about these? Kinda cheap....

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post #2 of 10
During the installation Vista will want to format your drive, at that point you will lose all files.

I would just back up everything you want to save on another harddrive.
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post #3 of 10
The installation procedure will save all your old files into a Windows_Old directory provided the partition that you're installing it to is NTFS. I wouldn't bother with Vista Home Basic as it doesn't even have Aero, you pretty much get DirectX 10 and that's it.
post #4 of 10
no you wont i thought i would but the old files are still there its at your local disk and there is a folder that says windows.old it contains all the old files
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post #5 of 10
Basic has no Aero i believe

If you could then upgrade from Basic to Premium you would be sorted

PS i done an upgrade from XP Pro and kept all my files etc, most things ran perfectly still
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whats aero?
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The theme for Vista that doesn't come with Vista Home Basic.
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post #8 of 10
basic doesnt have arero or the media centre. just drop a few more dollars and get home premium
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I just bought the home premium for 82 bucks total. It's an academic version which means nothing, except it's cheaper. 1 left.

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will I lose all of my files or will just my OS change?
Also, what do yall think about these? Kinda cheap....

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Seems a little shady... At that price, Im sure the eula is being broken somewhere along the lines...
    
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