Will I loose Data Upgrading

Posted: 01-13-2009, 11:42 AM

I want to do a clean install of Vista 64 bit Home Premium Edition.
have 4 internal SATA drives, if I do a clean install will i loose dat
on all 4 disks or just the disk that I use as the boot disk

I use a different disk to store my personal files, not C:/ drive, in m
case it is my E:/ drive, now can i do a clean install and the files o
my e:/ drive remain intact and will I still be able to access them onc
the 64 bit OS is installed, or will I have to back up my E:/ drive too
I know the answer to this with regards to upgrading from different OS'
but not going from a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system, any help would b
gratefully receive

Mark Evans

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Will I loose Data Upgrading


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Malke
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Re: Will I loose Data Upgrading
Posted: 01-13-2009, 12:57 PM
mark8805 wrote:
>
> I want to do a clean install of Vista 64 bit Home Premium Edition. I
> have 4 internal SATA drives, if I do a clean install will i loose data
> on all 4 disks or just the disk that I use as the boot disk.
>
> I use a different disk to store my personal files, not C:/ drive, in my
> case it is my E:/ drive, now can i do a clean install and the files on
> my e:/ drive remain intact and will I still be able to access them once
> the 64 bit OS is installed, or will I have to back up my E:/ drive too.
> I know the answer to this with regards to upgrading from different OS's
> but not going from a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system, any help would be
> gratefully received
It isn't any different doing a clean install of Vista 64 than it is for a
clean install of any other operating system. The installation will be only
on the drive/partition where you tell it to go. Other drives/partitions
will be unaffected. If you're really nervous about it, disconnect the other
drives first.

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mark8805
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Re: Will I loose Data Upgrading
Posted: 01-13-2009, 01:27 PM

Thanks for your reply, Malke, not nervous at all, that was the onl
query I had, built my own gaming machine and did not want to get tha
part wrong, thanks very much for your help

Mark

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Richard Urban
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Re: Will I loose Data Upgrading
Posted: 01-13-2009, 04:42 PM
It all depends on your motherboard. I have run into problems where install
was made to the 1st main SATA hard drive yet the boot information was
installed on the 1st IDE hard drive. This was in a system with 4 drives
installed, 2 SATA and 2 IDE drives.

Please, to be safe - unplug all drives but the one you want to install upon.
After you are up and running, shutdown and plug in your additional drives.
This way you will be safe.

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"mark8805" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I want to do a clean install of Vista 64 bit Home Premium Edition. I
> have 4 internal SATA drives, if I do a clean install will i loose data
> on all 4 disks or just the disk that I use as the boot disk.
>
> I use a different disk to store my personal files, not C:/ drive, in my
> case it is my E:/ drive, now can i do a clean install and the files on
> my e:/ drive remain intact and will I still be able to access them once
> the 64 bit OS is installed, or will I have to back up my E:/ drive too.
> I know the answer to this with regards to upgrading from different OS's
> but not going from a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system, any help would be
> gratefully received
>
> Mark Evans.
>
>
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> mark8805
Ian D
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Re: Will I loose Data Upgrading
Posted: 01-13-2009, 08:32 PM

"mark8805" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I want to do a clean install of Vista 64 bit Home Premium Edition. I
> have 4 internal SATA drives, if I do a clean install will i loose data
> on all 4 disks or just the disk that I use as the boot disk.
>
> I use a different disk to store my personal files, not C:/ drive, in my
> case it is my E:/ drive, now can i do a clean install and the files on
> my e:/ drive remain intact and will I still be able to access them once
> the 64 bit OS is installed, or will I have to back up my E:/ drive too.
> I know the answer to this with regards to upgrading from different OS's
> but not going from a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system, any help would be
> gratefully received
>
> Mark Evans.
>
>
> --
> mark8805
If you don't reformat, Vista 64 won't touch any data on the disk
it's installed onto, other than the previous operating system and its
associated folders, which it will save in a folder called windows.old.
I did a reinstallation of 64 bit Ultimate, and it even left my customized
boot.mgr file intact.


 
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