change from vista to windows 7

  rocketbob 24 Jan 12
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i am going to change from vista to windows 7.i am going to do a clean install. i have run windows 7 advisor and have 6 issues which can be fixed. i have backed up my files. but how do i work out which programs to back up and how , can i use windows easey transfer

  iscanut2 24 Jan 12

You cant normally just back up programs, you need to reinstall them afresh. Anyone out there used the Easy Transfer ?

  john bunyan 24 Jan 12
  difarn 24 Jan 12

Programmes will have to be reinstalled. Windows Easy Transfer is fairly straightforward. You need to decide how you are going to do this - an external hard drive, usb flash drive or cd are good options if you don't have an easy transfer data cable. You can of course transfer via a network but both computers have to be connected to the same network.

This article explains the process.

I assume that you want to change from 32 bit to 64 bit and that is why you are doing a clean install. If you are upgrading from vista 32bit to windows 7 32bit you could of course retain all of your files and programmes.

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