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Windows Vista To Windows 7: Will I Lose My Files?

Monday, December 9th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms, File & Disk Management

John from Pine Bluff, Arkansas writes:

I have Vista on my laptop. If I up grade to windows 7 will I lose my pictures and videos in my documents?

Good news, John. In many cases, if you upgrade to Windows 7, not only will your pictures, videos, documents, videos and programs stay intact, you will also retain your settings for Windows.

If you’re running Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium you can purchase the upgrade edition of Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate.  If you are using Windows Vista Business, you can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.  If you use Windows Vista Ultimate, you can upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.

If you are unable to use the upgrade version, you will need to back up all of your files and then transfer them to your computer once the installation of Windows 7 is complete.

~ Cynthia


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