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Reinstalling Vista whilst preserving my files

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Old 10-15-2007
Grant Hardy
 

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Reinstalling Vista whilst preserving my files
Hey all, I want to reinstall my copy of Windows Vista Home Premium as a
clean installation, neaing I don't want any of my programs to linger on the
computer. However, I have a folder (c:\grant\" that I want preserved during
the install. Is this possible?

By the way, can retail copies of Vista be upgraded to Ultimate?

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Old 10-15-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Reinstalling Vista whilst preserving my files
Hi Grant,

> Hey all, I want to reinstall my copy of Windows Vista Home Premium as a
> clean installation, neaing I don't want any of my programs to linger on
> the computer. However, I have a folder (c:\grant\" that I want preserved
> during the install. Is this possible?


Just install without formatting.

> By the way, can retail copies of Vista be upgraded to Ultimate?


Any retail version of Vista can be upgraded to Ultimate via Anytime Upgrade:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../overview.mspx

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> By the way, can retail copies of Vista be upgraded to Ultimate?


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Old 10-15-2007
Hank Arnold (MVP)
 

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Re: Reinstalling Vista whilst preserving my files
Grant Hardy wrote:
> Hey all, I want to reinstall my copy of Windows Vista Home Premium as a
> clean installation, neaing I don't want any of my programs to linger on
> the computer. However, I have a folder (c:\grant\" that I want
> preserved during the install. Is this possible?
>
> By the way, can retail copies of Vista be upgraded to Ultimate?

Back it up to CD or USB drive before you do a clean install.

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