A Question thats bugging me!

By Yakob
Jun 1, 2007
  1. right, ok this is my question:
    If i choose an upgrade version of an OS does it wipe my hard drive or something like that?

    to make it easier:

    I'm currently on XP and i plan to go onto vista (one day :)) but i want to know if my HDD will be wiped if i use an Upgrade version.
  2. LyricallyIsane1

    LyricallyIsane1 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Im not sure bout Vista,but it mite offer u a clean install or upgrade like other Operating systems wen u put in da OS CD. I another thing u need 2 keep in mind is,Does ur motherboard support Windows Vista?
    Wats da model number on ur motherboard? Ill find out for u unless u already
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    No, an upgrade certainly shouldn't ruin your files. Just be sure you don't choose Full (clean) Install.
  4. Yakob

    Yakob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    thanks for the replies :) i think i know what i'm gonna do now
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    which is ? wait for Vista SP1 I would hope, if you have any sense
  6. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    a clean installation would wipe his harddrive, it gives u the option so just install new windows and name ur old windows as windows.old which you can then simply delete aqnd it will not affect your pc.
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