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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Octavio, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Octavio

    Octavio Flightless Bird

    My computer thing from Windows is telling me that it is OK to install
    Windows 7, let mea ask, it is really necessary that I backup my files before
    I install W7? I am not very computer savvy, and I wonder if all I need to
    do is install the CDs and just do the update without the backup?

    My computer is Vista 32 now, I assume that it will automatically stay in 32
    bits or it will automatically go to 64?

    Please advise.
     
  2. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:44:05 -0400, "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com>
    wrote:

    > My computer thing from Windows



    Sorry, I have no idea what you mean by "my computer thing from
    Windows." Please explain.


    > is telling me that it is OK to install
    > Windows 7, let mea ask, it is really necessary that I backup my files before
    > I install W7?




    Necessary? It's not a matter of necessity, it's a matter of prudence.
    It's always prudent to make a backup to external media before you take
    any big step. Although it shouldn't be necessary, things *can* go
    wrong.

    Moreover, your question suggests that you don't do regular backups. If
    you don't, you are playing with fire. It's not a matter of *whether*
    you will lose your files, it's a matter of *when* you will lose them.

    You might want to read this article on backup I've written: "Back Up
    Your Computer Regularly and Reliably" at
    http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=314



    > I am not very computer savvy, and I wonder if all I need to
    > do is install the CDs and just do the update without the backup?




    Can you? Yes. Should you? No.


    > My computer is Vista 32 now, I assume that it will automatically stay in 32
    > bits or it will automatically go to 64?



    It's not a matter of doing either automatically. If you want to do an
    upgrade from 32-bit Vista to Windows 7, your only choice is to upgrade
    to 32-bit Windows 7. If you want to go to 64-bit Windows 7, you have
    to do a clean installation.
     
  3. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    Like swapping horseshit for dogshit, both operating systems are worst than
    atrocious. Go back to XP or join the fucks who use Linux.

    Octavio wrote:

    > My computer thing from Windows is telling me that it is OK to install
    > Windows 7, let mea ask, it is really necessary that I backup my files before
    > I install W7? I am not very computer savvy, and I wonder if all I need to
    > do is install the CDs and just do the update without the backup?
    >
    > My computer is Vista 32 now, I assume that it will automatically stay in 32
    > bits or it will automatically go to 64?
    >
    > Please advise.


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    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
  4. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:44:05 -0400, Octavio wrote:

    > My computer thing from Windows is telling me that it is OK to install
    > Windows 7, let mea ask, it is really necessary that I backup my files
    > before I install W7? I am not very computer savvy, and I wonder if all
    > I need to do is install the CDs and just do the update without the
    > backup?
    >
    > My computer is Vista 32 now, I assume that it will automatically stay in
    > 32 bits or it will automatically go to 64?
    >
    > Please advise.


    It's not really necessary to backup your data. But there is always a very
    real chance of losing it if you don't. The power could fail in the middle
    of the upgrade - or any number of things. Backing up 'irreplaceable data'
    is a prudent thing to do.

    I'm no expert, but it's my understanding that you can't do an upgrade
    from 32 to 64 bits.
     
  5. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    tony is a moron!

    On 7/10/2010 12:19 PM, Tony wrote:
    > Like swapping horseshit for dogshit, both operating systems are worst than
    > atrocious. Go back to XP or join the fucks who use Linux.


    <--deleted this assholes diatribe as a public service-->

    So you've never used W 7 huh?
    Then best you just STFU asshole!
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Re: tony is a moron!

    HOW IS YOUR VAGINA DOING FRANK?
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    BETTER TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WINDOWS VISTA
    RESTORE DISK JUST IN CASE THE WINDOWS 7 DVD FAILS 2 INSTALL!

    P.S. WINDOWS 7 IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN DVD FORMAT, JUST FYI! YOU WILL NEED 2
    HAVE A DVD BURNER IF YOU DECIDE 2 PURCHASE IT AS A DOWNLOAD!
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    P.S. UPGRADING FROM 32 BIT 2 64 BIT WINDOWS REQUIRES A WINDOWS 7 BOOTABLE
    DVD AND A CLEAN INSTALL AT POST, JUST FYI!
     
  9. Trimble Bracegirdle

    Trimble Bracegirdle Flightless Bird

    Octavio: To have 64 Bit your computer needs to have a 64 Bit Processor
    such as Intel Core 2 Due or Quad Core.
    If you have a Pentium 4 or older its 32Bit & will only work with 32Bit
    Windows.

    I don't know enough about the AMD CPU's to list which are 64 & which 32 bit.

    You will have a lot less problems with hardware & programs you already have
    working OK with 32 bit than with 64.
    There are no really big advantages in 64 bit for most people ...
    its not like its the 'Next Best Thing' we have to have. Think about this
    carefully.
    Why do you want to change from your VISTA ??? I mean its still OK ...you
    don't have to
    get Windows 7 ...It will not seem like any big difference .
    @@@ Mouse@@@
     
  10. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    Re: tony is a moron!

    I do test in my off time so i have used the GD thing. I quickly formatted my
    hard drive to get rid of it after it asked me all stupid questions. I just want
    an operating system not play teacher with question and answer periods. The warez
    sites can only do so much to improve winodws 7 but still it's a hunk a shit even
    modified.

    Frank wrote:

    > On 7/10/2010 12:19 PM, Tony wrote:
    > > Like swapping horseshit for dogshit, both operating systems are worst than
    > > atrocious. Go back to XP or join the fucks who use Linux.

    >
    > <--deleted this assholes diatribe as a public service-->
    >
    > So you've never used W 7 huh?
    > Then best you just STFU asshole!


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on
    the job for potty mouth,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    Re: tony is a moron!

    On 7/10/2010 10:12 PM, Tony wrote:
    > I do test in my off time so i have used the GD thing. I quickly formatted my
    > hard drive to get rid of it after it asked me all stupid questions. I just want
    > an operating system not play teacher with question and answer periods. The warez
    > sites can only do so much to improve winodws 7 but still it's a hunk a shit even
    > modified.


    You have no idea what you're talking about.
    Best you stick with XP, get lost and STFU.
    >
    > Frank wrote:
    >
    >> On 7/10/2010 12:19 PM, Tony wrote:
    >>> Like swapping horseshit for dogshit, both operating systems are worst than
    >>> atrocious. Go back to XP or join the fucks who use Linux.

    >>
    >> <--deleted this assholes diatribe as a public service-->
    >>
    >> So you've never used W 7 huh?
    >> Then best you just STFU asshole!

    >
    > --
    > The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG
    >
    > Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city
    >
    > Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    > manners
    >
    > Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on
    > the job for potty mouth,
    >
    > Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!
    >
    > El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar
    >
    > Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man
    >
    > Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    > realm of understandability
    >
    > Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    >
    >
     

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