Installing vista over vista??!!

By tizerist
Dec 19, 2007
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  1. hi folks.

    quick question: (just a small part of an even bigger problem)

    if i install vista on a drive with vista already on it, do i lose the data / files already on that drive?

    (some internet adapters appear to not work any more)....

    thanks. i'll check back about 4 uk time.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    It should inform you that the old installation with its files will be moved to \Windows.old, so no, you don't lose data - unless there's no free space for the new installation.
  3. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 502

    Nope, you keep all your files unless Vista thinks that it wants more memory.
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