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    How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Hi friends I am using windows XP sp 2 and I want to install windows 7 ultimate sp1 in my desktop and I have just one drive in my desktop and I don’t want to lose any stored data like my pics and songs please help.



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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    hii dear,

    i understood your problem,there is no need to worry.you can install windows 7 without loosing your files..

    * install windows 7 in the same drive.
    * log on with windows 7
    * delete the program files of windows xp in c drive..\
    *thats it ..you are done...enjoy windows 7..


    all the best

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Hello,
    If you have only one disk and you want to keep your data after fromating too then you will have to first create a partition of your drive.
    The partition can be created by following these steps
    Hello,
    Merging 2 drives in one is possible by 2 ways
    1.Right click on the computer icon and click manage
    2.Then open storage
    You will get this kind of screen
    Disk management.jpg
    Then u can right click on the drive which you want to partition and select partition volume.

    Once you have created the partion you can always install OS in one drive.

    Regards
    -Abhishek

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Friend, you can format Every Drive without loosing your Stored Data.

    STEP 1: Select Start, Right Click on My Computer and Select "Manage".

    partition-hard-drive-start-menu.jpg

    STEP 2: "Computer Management" Window is Opened and Select "Storage" followed by "Disk Management".

    partition-hard-drive-computer-management.jpg

    STEP 3: After this, you can view all the Drives present in your Computer.

    partition-hard-drive-computer-management-drives1.png

    STEP 4: Select the Drive which you want to Partition and Right Click on it and Select the Option "Shrink Volume".

    partition-hard-drive-computer-management-shrink (1).png

    STEP 5: Window which displays Size of the Window before Shrink, Available Space for Shrinking and enter the Value to be Shrinked is Opened.

    partition-hard-drive-computer-management-shrink-space.jpg

    STEP 6: Enter the value and Click "Shrink". It takes some time depending on the Space of the drive. New Window arrives which shows the Unallocated Space. Right Click on the unallocated Space and Select the Option "New Simple Volume".

    1.jpg

    STEP 7: A Wizard will Open up and enter the values which are needed. Enter the letter for the newly Created Drive. Select the File System as "NTFS". Click "Next" and then Click "Finish".

    2.jpg

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    First you should make a different drive and then transfer all data in that drive.
    So first make a partition in your drive. For making partition follow the following
    steps:-

    1. Right click on "My Computer"
    2. then go to in Manage
    3. You will get a new windows
    4. There click on disk management
    5. There you will see your drive so right click there
    6. And go to shrink volume
    7. During shrinking your your main drive you can divide it in
    Maximum half of full volume.
    8. Be careful that your volume is free of partition size
    9. So now a new volume is create
    10. So give a name to that volume and store all data in that
    11. Now you can format your main drive.
    I thing now your problem is solved. All the best

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Dear,

    If you want to boot your computer with window 7 then you will loose all the data in the c drive. So before booting the computer you can move the important files to any other drive to keep them safe or to not delete it. Or you want to format only the C drive then the other drives will get no harm. So it will better to format the c drive only.

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Off course, you can format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing your stored data.

    To format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing your stored data, you have to follow some steps:



    Steps:
    1. You have to Install Windows 7 in Same drive
    2. After installation process , Logon with Windows 7
    3. Now delete the Program file which are in C drive belonging to Windows XP
    4. You have successfully formatted
    Done !!

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    hi,

    its simple one to insert the windows 7 os .

    STEPS ARE :

    1 - you can boot your computer and insert the windows 7 cd

    2 - press the enter button

    3 - after few minutes there will be given some options

    * format the os

    * repair options

    4 - you can go for an format options and select the
    drive . and format the xp os drive fully

    * full format

    * quick format

    5 - select the above options and any one

    6 - then after few minutes that xp drive is format and windows 7 os is
    install automatically .

    you don't loose the data and files this is the
    safe method to change the os

    I hope the above information are useful to you .

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    If you don't want to loose your Stored data like Pictures, Songs, etc.
    Then, you will have to keep away your data from PC by using External Storage Devices like Pen Drive, CD/DVD Disk, etc.

    Because, during installation of OS your drive will be formatted and all data will be erased.
    So, it would be better for you to take out your important data and then Format it.

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    *install windows 7 in the same drive

    *log on with windows 7

    *delete the program files of windows xp in c drive

    *thats it you are enjoy windows 7

    now you are out of your problem

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    To format your windows and keeping your data safe perform the following steps

    > Save your all data to the drives other than the drive in which your windows is installed

    > Now insert windows 7 bootable disk .

    > It will ask you for upgarde or custom

    > Select custom

    > Now Format the partition containing old windows file . Do not format other drives , you will loose data

    > Install windows 7 to the partition you have formatted

    > After installation you will see other drives contains your data and your OS is windows 7

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi friends I am using windows XP sp 2 and I want to install windows 7 ultimate sp1 in my desktop and I have just one drive in my desktop and I don’t want to lose any stored data like my pics and songs please help.
    HI DEAR,

    If you want to install new window and want to format the old window and don't want to loose your data then dear you must have to install the new window on your computer on the same drive where your old window is already present and dear install the new window properly after installing restart your computer your computer will ask you in which window you want to boot up your computer select the window you have installed newly and dear after boot up open "disk clean up" from window disk up you are able to remove old window files easily without loosing data.

    Windows_Vista_Disk_Cleanup.jpg

    THANKS DEAR,

    GOOD LUCK,

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    Cool Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?


    Hello friend ,
    It's easy to format ur os without loosing ur data.Just follow these stapes:

    • First u have to move all data from the drive where u want to install windows 7 SP 1.(ex. C)
    • Now insert a boot able disk of windows 7 SP 1.
    • Now install in on the drive (ex.C)
    • And follow the introduction of install process.
    DONE!!!!



    BEST OF LUCK.....

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Hi...

    In this problem format windows 7 sp1 in your desktop with losing my stored data is required to some functoinal create of goes..

    so such problem to avoid to maintain following rules:

    --> Do you want to loss of data in your system then format some memory location.

    --> Is if free of pictures,files and folders and some important items are to include them also supports them.

    --> Os is changed then it can certain Drives to asked to format or not then you change the Drive is free or not.

    --> During installation of OS your drive will be formated and all data will be erased

    --> Keep have to away your data from PC by using External storage Device like pendrive,CD/DVD Disk and etc..


    Mainly it goes to some steps are:

    * First of all to right click on your computer

    * Next to go to in manage option to click

    * click on disk a new window on your window.

    * you will see your drive so right click there

    * after you go to shrink volume

    * During shrinking your main drive you divided it in the cool formating list

    * In this operation volume is free of partition size

    * Then give me a name to that volume and store all data in that

    * can format your main drive is success fully join your sharing the data

    * Now presently your problem is solved.



    some images are:


    d.jpg

    - It is sharing data
    - Problem is occured
    dd.jpg
    - sharing option is utilized
    - This is shared drive
    ddd.jpg

    - Drives are volume to linked one to one..
    dddd.jpg

    - Drive options to volume stores.


    It is use full for you..

    try to utilize the problem is solved..

    Thank YOu...

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    before formatting save your old files in partitioned hard disk ie., if your files are in C: drive then move all important files to D: or any other partition except C: and then also check ur my document folder and then restart your PC and install new OS and then u can replace them back
    Enjoy

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    Angry Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    !! HI !!



    !! Follow the steps below !!

    !_! Install the Windows 7 on the same drive where the XP resides !_!

    !_!
    Before doing this,transfer the needed files to other drives from OS residing drive !_!

    !_!
    Now insert a disc and complete the installation process !_!

    !_!
    After installation,you will see a file 'Windows.old' on the drive you installed !_!

    !_!
    Delete that so the previous OS will be removed !_!

    !_!
    At the time,you will have the stored files in other drives !_!





    !! Watch the video below !!











    !! Thank you !!

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    You can format it by booting it through windows 7 cd.After it install it ,while installing you can install it in other partition and preserve both operating system.And then you can log into any of operating system by pressing the system on which you want to run.Or to keep one operating system install windows in same partition and press keep old files.Then you can use one system and keep old files also.

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Dear friend,



    easy way to format window 7 service pack1 from system with out loosing Information

    when you are installing windows 7 in system ,you need a one seperate drive

    Only that drive contains only operating system other drives have only data/information stored by you

    there no effect to the data stored in other drive,when you are format the Operating system

    Insert the bootable cd into CD ROM

    press Bootable option like F12,F9 depends on your system

    select the partition where you are install the previous operating system

    click on format and install the new operating system

    @@Thank you@@

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Hello

    If you are asking how to format without losing data in your other hard drives then follow the below steps

    -->>put your dvd inside your dvd drive.

    -->>start booting

    -->>when it asks you to choose the drive to install choose the drive in which windows 7 is already installed and press ok

    -->> when it asks you whether you want to format the drive and install a fresh copy of windows or overwrite the existing copy of windows.

    Choose yes if you want a new and fresh copy only the data in that drive will get formatted(recommended) and choose no if you dont want to format.

    Thank you

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    1)First Right click on My Computer.
    2)Go to in Manage
    3) there is new window ,there click on disk management
    4) right click on your drive
    5) go to shrink volume
    6)During shrinking your main drive you divided it in the cool formating list.
    7) give a name to that volume and store all data in that
    8) Now you can format your main drive.

    thank you

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    dear:::

    > Save your all data to the drives other than the drive in which your windows is installed

    > Now insert windows 7 bootable disk .

    > It will ask you for upgarde or custom

    > Select custom

    > Now Format the partition containing old windows file . Do not format other drives , you will loose data

    > Install windows 7 to the partition you have formatted

    > After installation you will see other drives contains your data and your OS is windows 7

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    If you have only one disk and you want to keep your data after fromating too then you will have to first create a partition of your drive.
    The partition can be created by following these steps
    Hello,
    Merging 2 drives in one is possible by 2 ways
    1.Right click on the computer icon and click manage
    2.Then open storage
    Then u can right click on the drive which you want to partition and select partition volume.


    Once you have created the partion you can always install OS in one drive.

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    Hi dear friend........to format the windows7 without loosing data....


    Just follow the given procedure......


    first insert the CD/DVD of windows7 in to the ROM..


    Then restara your pc......and press "DELETE" key from the keyboard while it starting up


    Then in configuration window choose the Boot menu by using the navigation keys from the keyboard...


    After that choose the boot option 1 depending on your choice...


    and press F10 key for the save.... then choose ok then your pc restarts automatically...


    Then press Enter key with in 5 dots... to enter boot from CD/DVD....


    And at the partitions step click the driver options....


    and select the drive ....that is which drive you want to format..


    and after select drive to install the OS and press ENTER key


    and follow the instructions.......................ALL THE BEST

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    For making partition follow the following
    steps:-

    1. Right click on "My Computer"
    2. then go to in Manage
    3. You will get a new windows
    4. There click on disk management
    5. There you will see your drive so right click there
    6. And go to shrink volume
    7. During shrinking your your main drive you can divide it in
    Maximum half of full volume.
    8. Be careful that your volume is free of partition size
    9. So now a new volume is create
    10. So give a name to that volume and store all data in that
    11. Now you can format your main drive.

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    If toddler loosened your current Stored information such as Images, Tunes, etc.
    Then, you'll need to keep out your current information by PC through the use of External Safe-keeping Systems such as Dog pen Generate, CD/DVD Hard drive, etc.

    Because, for the duration of setting up OS your current commute might be arranged and everything information might be erased.
    And so, it may be more wholesome to carry out your current important information and then Format it.

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    Re: How to format windows 7 sp1 in my desktop without losing my stored data?

    HELLO ,

    IF you dont want to lose the Data after

    installing Windows 7
    follow these instructions:-


    1..Insert the Windows DVD


    2..Let autorun play.


    3..Follow the instructions,an option will appear


    4..It will ask if you want to install a "fresh copy of windows" or"upgrade the current".


    5..Click on UPGRADE option and follow the Instructions..


    6..This way your Data will be reddemed and not formatted the OS would fully be

    Upgraded..




    ALL THE BEST

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