Re: Upgrade Vista and 9.04 to Win7 LTS /question
After you have done the Win7 upgrade, save yourself a lot of grief later and do the following:
Originally Posted by gyozu
1) Download and install the FREE version of Macrium Reflect (MR)
2) Use the MR option to create and burn a Linux Boot CD
3) Image off the Win7 partition to an external drive
NOW, if you have to restore Win7 down the road, you can do it directly -- without having to reinstall Vista and do the upgrade again.
Also, use the Win7 backup feature to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD. That will come in handy later should you need to repair the Win7 Boot Loader.
When you go to do the upgrade, you should get a screen listing the existing partitions on your drive. Just select the Vista partition -- and it will overwrite that one.
I was just wondering if anyone knew if the Win 7 upgrade would install in the existing partition or would it go back to occupying the whole hard drive?
Good question -- and one for which I don't have an answer. If GRUB is installed to your MBR now, it's possible that upon reboot, the Win7 upgrade will fail.
I am wondering what sort of reboot problems I might run into as Windows has to stop and restart a couple of times during the upgrade process.
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