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Checklist for migrating old Windows to Windows 7, making a fresh install

Checklist for migrating old Windows to Windows 7, making a fresh install

I'm starting to install Windows 7 from scratch, overwriting my old Vista installation. My checklist so far for the migration:

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Guest [Entry]

"I would check for

Photos
Anything under MyDocuments
program file specifics, such as ""game saves"", sometimes they are stored in program files
Browser bookmarks, also write down a list of any plugins you use as you'll need to install them again
check recycle bin! this may be your last chance!

Also, try installing just the OS on the C: drive, and install all your games/apps on a separate drive, so when you re-install OS next time, you won't have as much hassle!"
Guest [Entry]

"I'd just run Zinstall and that way all your data/apps are completely backed up - and even runnable, so it's a zero-time ""restore"" if you need to work on them.

Fully agree with the drive separation James suggested - my system drive only has the system. I even have Program Files on a separate partition - bitter days of crashing XP SP0 have taught me well."