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Scotty_B
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28th Nov 12 at 16:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have a 2nd HDD installed via SATA where I store all my photos etc. Should I unplug this before I upgrade or just leave it plugged in?




[Edited on 28-11-2012 by Scotty_B]
Dom
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28th Nov 12 at 17:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I usually unplug all unnecessary drives, just to make sure i don't format the wrong one during install
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28th Nov 12 at 18:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah if youre not sure what drive is what take it out so you dont format the wrong thing.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dom
I usually unplug all unnecessary drives, just to make sure i don't format the wrong one during install

Made that mistake before
Bart
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no need to unplug.... if your upgrading.

If your going to format, then just need to make sure you select the right drive to format, i.e capacity and make etc?
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Given the opportunity, I'd do a format over an upgrade. The registry does get a little messy over time as do a few other things.
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28th Nov 12 at 20:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah upgrading from XP, for 25 via microsoft site.
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Yep, same as Ed, a nice format every now and again is good.
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quote:
Originally posted by _Allan_
Yep, same as Ed, a nice format every now and again is good.


Would love to do a clean install but I'd have to buy the full package and I'm a cheap skate.
Dom
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Reinstall a fresh copy of XP then upgrade to W8.

Edit - Apparently you can do a clean install of W8 Upgrade - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/clean-install-windows-8-upgrade.htm

[Edited on 29-11-2012 by Dom]
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29th Nov 12 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sounds ideal.

I'll save the ISO to DVD and install from there.

Would I then format the HDD and install from clean from DVD?

[Edited on 29-11-2012 by Scotty_B]
Bart
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quote:
Originally posted by Scotty_B
Sounds ideal.

I'll save the ISO to DVD and install from there.

Would I then format the HDD and install from clean from DVD?

[Edited on 29-11-2012 by Scotty_B]


Read the link in Doms email, print it out if needs be, it has all the steps to follow.

 
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