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Old 04-22-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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Hello, first off i would like to introduce myself. I am 25 years old, from canton,Ohio I'm relatively good with computers. I'm not an expert by any means, but I have a pretty good head on my shoulders when it comes to them.

So here is my first question for this forum:

I am currently running on a computer I bought from tiger direct a few years ago. I couldnt pass it up. It had quad core CPU, 4GB ram, 750GB Hard drive, all for about 400 bucks. (was refurbed and discontinued). Anywho this computer is a gateway that runs Vista. I am tired of running Vista. I went to upgrade to windows 7, and the partitioned backup program freaked out, and had me go back to Vista.

Now, I don't want to lose my backup program, just incase something were to go wrong. But I also would like to have windows 7 on this PC, which would mean I'd have to delete the partition and lose the backup-ability. I am sure there is some kind of work around, that'd allow me to upgrade, and still have my backup. what would you guys recommend? be my process in doing so?

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Old 04-23-2011, 06:31 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the site

Personally I would manually backup any files you wish to keep (Word docs, visdeos and so on) then wipe the hard-drive and re-install windows 7 from scratch. Is this an option for you?
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