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Hey, quick question. Here's my setup first actually: C: XP, my primary partition, primary OS. D: Partition with programs installed on it. E: new partition I installed W7 on. Do I need to reinstall the programs, or is there a way to share the programs with 7? I'm currently using Firefox running on D:, I just had to go into the program folder to access the exe. Thanks

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Most programs you will have to reinstall, Though some may work fine if you directly execute the exe.

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Hmm ok. I just have to figure out how best to do this. I'm keeping XP till I feel 7 is good (and I'm quite impressed, it's definitely no Vista). I guess I'll just add more space to Win7's partition and have a few vital programs installed there, and once I switch, I'll just delete and switch free space between partitions again. Thanks for the info

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Some program's you may get away with installing over the same path (though may be trial and error to find out which ones)

 

Note: If you uninstall a program it wont remove the registry entries from both OS's so may leave a bit of mess if you plan on running both for a while.

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Uh oh! I decided to make the switch to 7, so I deleted my C: partition to do a fresh install on it with 7. I got everything ready, but I forgot about Firefox. All my bookmarks, preferences, saved passwords, everything is not here, even when I run firefox from its folder on my D: drive. Now, as it was installed on D: and just run on C: (when I was using XP), does that mean all my data is still in the installation folder?

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It is there in some folder, you can google it. You MIGHT be able to restore it.

 

On a side note, for a better 7 experience, do a clean install, trust me.. it is all you need. If you want XP, you can use the XP Mode. :)

 

I am using Win7 and it is amazing.

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Yea, I did a clean install. I have it set up so I only have OS and drivers on one partition (C:) and everything else on my other (D:). And I agree, Windows 7 is very nice. I'll search for that folder than and let you know how it goes.

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Your FF data was in C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XXXXXX.default\

(XXXXXX are random letters and digits)

 

PS : You didn't need to format your C: drive - Win7 installation would have installed Win7 and kept everything you had in C:\windows.old :)

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Your FF data was in C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XXXXXX.default\

(XXXXXX are random letters and digits)

 

PS : You didn't need to format your C: drive - Win7 installation would have installed Win7 and kept everything you had in C:\windows.old :)

 

I had done that.. and again, I had done a complete clean install.. the Boot time decreased by at least 10 seconds.

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It is there in some folder, you can google it. You MIGHT be able to restore it.

 

On a side note, for a better 7 experience, do a clean install, trust me.. it is all you need. If you want XP, you can use the XP Mode. :)

 

I am using Win7 and it is amazing.

 

 

I am upgrading from Vista premium 32 bit. Can I do just an upgrade or would a "clean install" be that much better. I have a lot of stuff on my computer

 

Thanks

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You can do an upgrade. A clean install is always better, but you don't have to.

 

 

Aside from just getting out the stuff you never use is there any other advantages of a clean install? I think I am leaning toward a clean install but I just don't want to be wasting my time and efforts. So I guess I am asking WHY is a clean install better?

 

Thanks for replying :)

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Well, as far as I know "upgrade" made my boot time longer and it was more unstable!.

 

After I clean installed, it was better. Visible change in performance.

That's just my opinion anyway. :)

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Well, as far as I know "upgrade" made my boot time longer and it was more unstable!.

 

After I clean installed, it was better. Visible change in performance.

That's just my opinion anyway. :)

 

 

Enough said

 

Clean install it is :)

 

Thanks

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