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I want to upgrade my OS from Vista to windows 7. What is the best way to migrate some of the software (none microsoft apps) without having to re-install it again.
Can I upgrade from Windows Vista Professional to Windows 7? Is it a safe upgrade path or am I better off backing up my files, formatting, doing a clean install and restoring? I do not want to lose any files or applications.