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    Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    I am currently using 32 bit version of Windows on my computer. I want to update it to 64 bit, but I don’t want to remove any files from my PC. Is it practical to do so?



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    Satya Praveen Array
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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..........

    1.Firstly copy all the files which you want to the other local Disk.

    2.Then insert the Windows OS CD and then restart your system.

    3.While restarting press any key and you will go to the installation wizard.

    4.There you format only the drive which contains previous OS files and leave the other drives.

    5.And then new Os will be installed but your files will be save in the other drive.

    Have a nice day........

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    dear friend
    if you want to upgrade windows
    you format the windows. window provided drives like
    c:/
    D:/
    E:/
    and so on
    you choose the drive who wants to you format like C:/ drive
    so your other files will be saved on other drives..
    i hope this is usefull solution....

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    Yes, it is possible and it is actually called an UPGRADE, by which latest version is imposed upon the older installation.

    You can install 64 bit version on top of 32 bit version and things will remain same, but backup of the files which are external and data those are important should be backed up as in case the installation fails due to media failure or file corruption or even hardware failure all data will be lost and to avoid that situation backup is a must where vital data and programs are saved.

    Go for it.

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    hello friends..

    to solve the above said problem read the following steps

    there are two ways to

    first :

    ##go to control panel

    ##click on windows option

    ##enable automatic windows update

    ##it will automatically update the windows

    second method:

    ##take the window update OS cd

    ##put into DVD drive and restart your system

    ##select C drive to install the Windows OS cd

    these steps may solve your problem

    all the best


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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    My dear friend, you can not upgrade to 64 Bit OS from 32 Bit OS...
    what you can do is you can upgrade from lower version to higher version if their architecture is same., i.e(32 Bit to 32 Bit or 64Bit to 64Bit).

    If you want to upgrade from 32Bit OS to 64Bit OS then you should do fresh installation.
    However in all up gradation processes you will have Windows Easy Transfer which will save your data like documents, files, software's., etc

    hope you are clear and happy.

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    Hello
    Dear Friend……………………….
    ………….……..Please follow these steps for removing this problem I hope these steps will help you ………...
    ............................ Go to Control panel and than click on Troubleshooting.
    .........................After clicking you will get Troubleshoot computer problem window.
    .................................Here you will see the System and Security.
    ............................Under that click on Fix problem with windows update link.
    ......................After clicking the windows troubleshooter will open click on Next button.Windows troubleshooter will find and all the problem automatically.

    I hope these steps will provide a help for getting solution of this problem
    …………………..thank you friend……………..

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    Hi friends,

    Yes, it is possible and it is actually called an UPGRADE, by which latest version is imposed upon the older installation.

    You can install 64 bit version on top of 32 bit version and things will remain same, but backup of the files which are external and data those are important should be backed up as in case the installation fails due to media failure or file corruption or even hardware failure all data will be lost and to avoid that situation backup is a must where vital data and programs are saved.

    Thanks!!!
    ALL THE BEST.............

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade Windows without deleting the files on the PC?

    Clean install is required if you want to move from 32 bit to 64 bit

    • If you upgarde the window from 32 bit to 64 bit it is not possible with out formating the device.
    • If you do not want to lose the data then you need to do a partition and put all the required file and folders and programs in that.
    • When you are installing the new windows Then you will get the option to format the partitions Do not format the partition that contains your data
    • You can also use the USB drive or the External hard drive to put all your data.

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