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    Quote Originally Posted by BSR View Post
    He is correct about the "clean" install. It sucks, but if you back up all your shit you should be ok.
    I will probably partition the hardrive and run two operating systems with a boot manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    No my windows copy is legit. I'm talking about little odds and ends programs I have used for years that i dont know where the registration info is. Also I have a half a dozen computors and I am the only one that uses them so when I buy a program I put it on all of them!
    Best back them up to an offline drive and re install them after you install the upgrade,if you do ?
    I recently purchased a 300GB 7200 rpm drive and ported XP over and now use it as my 'C' drive.

    You could try the Sixty four bit windows XP and Windows seven upgrade that way and simply swap out the drive if you didn't like it !
    For less that a hundred bucks you could be sure of being able to Quickly recover if there is a problem with the upgrade and you would have a much larger,faster boot drive .

    My old drive is only 30GB and serves for my backup.
    I also have a portable off line 250GB drive that holds a backup my Music and Picture files .I just power it up when ever I need it .
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    I find that with the new high density drives being
    so inexpensive it's cheaper in the long run to occasionally buy a new drive and port the old 'C' drive data to it and save the old 'C' drive as achieves !
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    It's much easier to find a old needed file that way.Just swap the 'C' Drive and reboot .Copy the needed file to the the 'D' drive and go back to the original 'C' drive !It sure beats going through a dozen 'CD'S' looking for a file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Best back them up to an offline drive and re install them after you install the upgrade,if you do ?
    I recently purchased a 300GB 7200 rpm drive and ported XP over and now use it as my 'C' drive.

    You could try the Sixty four bit windows XP and Windows seven upgrade that way and simply swap out the drive if you didn't like it !
    For less that a hundred bucks you could be sure of being able to Quickly recover if there is a problem with the upgrade and you would have a much larger,faster boot drive .

    My old drive is only 30GB and serves for my backup.
    I also have a portable off line 250GB drive that holds a backup my Music and Picture files .I just power it up when ever I need it .
    ...................
    I find that with the new high density drives being
    so inexpensive it's cheaper in the long run to occasionally buy a new drive and port the old 'C' drive data to it and save the old 'C' drive as achieves !
    ............................
    It's much easier to find a old needed file that way.Just swap the 'C' Drive and reboot .Copy the needed file to the the 'D' drive and go back to the original 'C' drive !It sure beats going through a dozen 'CD'S' looking for a file.

    I just bought a new 1 terebyte drive. I always clone my drives when I set a machine up. If I have a drive failure I simply replace it with the copy.
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    Well i like XP better than vista.

    mostly because DOS is still in XP.

    like C:/>dir
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axle View Post
    Well i like XP better than vista.

    mostly because DOS is still in XP.

    like C:/>dir
    XP Pro comes in a 64 bit version too . I am considering it because I can get a copy for 69.00. Thats a lot cheaper than 7 or vista!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    XP Pro comes in a 64 bit version too . I am considering it because I can get a copy for 69.00. Thats a lot cheaper than 7 or vista!

    Word to the wise stay with XP as Microsoft will never be able to abandon it totally !

    BTW be very careful of Goggle Chrome .It's loaded with spy_ware according to SpyBot .

    I finally went with Firefox and all of my spy_ware problems disappeared .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Do you notice any difference or have any trouble?
    I'm running 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. I haven't had any problems. When you first move from a 32bit to a 64bit version of windows you might experience some driver problems and some software the works on the system level (registry cleaners and stuff) won't work, but most of these things now have 64bit upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axle View Post
    Well i like XP better than vista.

    mostly because DOS is still in XP.

    like C:/>dir
    cmd is your friend..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSR View Post
    cmd is your friend..
    Man it's time to upgrade your computer language skills ,But who am I to talk ?

    Back in the days when I worked in town and programmed on a Mini/Mainframe I used an old line editor and had the hardest time moving on to the full screen editor. Mostly because I was so proficient at moving files around with the old editor.

    Until finally the system manager removed my old editor and I was forced to spend a day or so leaning the new editor.This editor I now use is my seventh iteration of editors and probably ,hopefully my last
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