[SOLVED] Keeping files when installing Windows 10 with 1 partition.

Apr 9, 2019
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Currently i have to install windows 10 to a old vista machine that has some pretty important stuff on it but it has 1 partition. If i do install 10 on it im pretty sure it's gonna get wiped or im wrong. I was thinking of making a second partition through windows and move all the stuff to it and then install 10 on the partition with only windows ? Would i be able to keep my files on that second partition? Im thinking of trying to make it on a VM in a bit.
 
Shrink existing partition, create new one and install windows 10 in it.

BTW it is possible to upgrade:
vista -> windows 7,​
windows 7 -> windows 10.​
You keep all installed software this way. But backup should be made before. If upgrade fails for some reason, then you're screwed.
 
Apr 9, 2019
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Shrink existing partition, create new one and install windows 10 in it.

BTW it is possible to upgrade:
vista -> windows 7,​
windows 7 -> windows 10.​
You keep all installed software this way. But backup should be made before. If upgrade fails for some reason, then you're screwed.
I have a 970ish GB partition only and there are like 400+ gb free. So you mean making a new one and just installing it on that new one and not the vista partition ?
 

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