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Has anyone else got this up and running or care to share their input?
Before you do keep in mind that windows 7 has been out for 2 years. which really is when windows does release their os every 2 to 5 years.
I'm probably going to be skipping this release, windows 7 already works great for me and I am not thrilled that Win8 is pushing for mobile devices. -shrug- I've never used a computer with an ARM proc so whatevs.
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I hate Windows...I've got Vista and I cannot escape this one alone for all the trials it has me going through..I'm already trying to get Windows 7 and hearing Its not a good OS and that my files will not be compatible on Windows 7.
However it seems Linux is not my issue nor Windows 7 currently. It is more getting my files onto my Back-up and having them still be compatible on Windows 7, because a technician rumoured that you cannot have your old files on Windows 7 for alone copying and pasting them into the back-up will allow them to be unreadable. Therefore lost.
Something along the lines of Windows Vista's binary is different from Windows 7's binary (via: Mp3, mp4, WMV etc).
However, according to the technician's said installation process- I still do question it.
1. They took an upgrade from another user who had put the upgrade already on their system.
2. Took their old media file(s) (files that are on the C: Drive but are media ones) threw them into the backup.
3. Just put in the Windows 7 upgrade, in their "Vista" system. [Installed]
4. Found out they were having difficulties with their; drivers, C: Data, BIOS, etc. Then their screen goes black, completely black, with a text along the lines of, "This Windows is not Genuine"
5. They ended up contacting Microsoft's customer service. With finding out they had that screen to show he did not purchase it, and because of that, he needed to purchase his Windows 7 - ends up purchasing but getting a download from Microsoft's website to have another Windows 7.
6. This is where he had to find out updates on his drivers, bios etc. To be able to have Windows 7 because it was not configuring it. Which he did, and ended up having the issue of losing his files and backup fried.
These are his steps. Which I think that might be fixed now though, since Windows 7 is per person. Meaning the torrent I am getting, has this small application on it. Giving me a [new] key (so I can have it as if I purchased) and installing correctly I believe. So how he did his, might be why his was not readable, he could have corrupted his file(s) - through such a process.
Apologies for not being specific, but I am getting tired of typing around for advice everywhere, and getting the usual on my long posts: RTFM shit.
Okay, before I respond to your posts- I want to ask one question: If I do these very things, will I be able to be back to having my one harddrive, Windows 7 installed, and no partitions later on or would that be permanent.
Well, heres my issue though, I have files that are already on my backup from previous drives and systems. They're what I've been told, will not be readable on Windows 7 because I copy and pasted their original files in there, not the formats.
Like, there are the formats in the Registry, according to this technician, they're not backed up, so that means I should just trash them and start anew. Which I think I still can save them, but is it possible to do a re-backing up of those, what's the difference between the partition and backing up manually? Aren't their formats still being left behind?
According to this technician, my only work that can be backed up and readable, is the current stuff on my Crive. If I used the "backup and restore" utility, because it will back up their formats and binary from the Registry and Windows 7 will be able to find their Registry attachments, and then convert them with smart technology, to be readable.
I still feel that application though, to Windows 7's torrent, might just fix this...not sure though.
Thousands and thousands of; MP3(s), MP4(s), FLV(s).
And a couple of document files.
I have their original files, but according to the technician they will not be read by any of Windows 7's programs. Like media players etc. Then there is, not being able to play them double clicking on Windows 7 etc.
Like I said: he seems to be a tool. Honestly; but I do not doubt anything neither.
Okay, just needed that advice.
So, would I just be okay taking my files, and my old files, dragging and dropping them into my backup, through the actual hardware, on the "computer" inferface, going to Its folder, and adding my data? All of it.
Then delete everything from my system, wipe it clean, and install Windows 7?
So, if I just copy and pase, say folders and folders of music files, videos included, and throw them into my backup, manually, with no backup utility - these will be readable, playable - on Windows Media Player etc?
So ninite.com is where I go to get TerraCopy, and just [click]: Installer?
That will install it, and with what I had an issue of with pathnames being too long, will be able to transfer now, meaning after I use this, it will take all that Windows did not, transfer it, and then it will all be on my backup? Then I can escape, VISTA - finally?
I think it has to do with file names, like one of them that has a song by A Perfect Circle, is too long, and I kind of do not want to edit those. Same for some Devil May Cry soundtracks, and Ratchet And Clank soundtracks.
Is there a way where the files do not have to be edited, or is that "destination" edit going to allow me to not have to edit the file(s)?
What is a "directory" path? I'm not so knowledgeable with Microsoft, because I am still studying other things. Code I know a little bit of, but Microsoft's syntax is different and Vista really acts weird when I try to install Visual Basic. All options you tell me of, are disabled. Linux I cannot get into through this system, because Vista is weird.
I can only do minor stuff. Like I know TerraCopy might work, I'll have to tinker a bit though I think, to have the download screen show up etc.
Skype and any other communication software, is disabled too. Vista just does not like anything I throw with that stuff.
No, the directory is not disabled, I'm saying as far as downloading certain kinds of software, or knowing of features - is disabled (me - mentally) not the system. I only know so much about Microsoft's OS.
Oh, okay, so that is a directory? Okay... well what do you mean change Its path? Because the D: Drive is my backup. Which I am transferring to there. Would changing a path more than anything send my music into two-different paths? In other words (the way Vista is coded) when you change an original path, the new one will replace the old but old data is sometimes lost.
However, I think I've done this before. But lets say my path is: Audials Recorded Music- would that be changed, and help the case?