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what should i do with my media files on my windows 7 computer?

at some point, i'm going to get windows 10 put on a separate hard drive in the same computer i have now, a windows 7 desktop computer, so i have dual operating systems?

all my precious media files - music files and pictures, are all stored on this windows 7 desktop computer....but i have also backed most of them up by copying and pasting them to external hard drives................i want to know what i should do with all my media files long term, when support ends for windows 7 in january?

am i safe to leave them on my windows 7 computer? or should i move them all over to the new windows 10 operating system?

or should i just move them off windows 7 and onto an external drive, so my media files are on neither operating system?

what would be the best idea? - ideally, id like to keep my media files on my windows 7 computer.

4 Answers

  • 8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Put them on USB Flash drives.

    Windows 7 computer isn't going to blow up in January, Microsoft just isn't going to update it anymore! It is still going to work!

  • Lv 7
    8 months ago

    you can access them from Windows 10 or Windows 7, regardless of which drive you're booting from (as long as both drives are connected).

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  • David
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If your files are that precious you are going to need some sort of backup strategy preferably separate from your main computer. I would suggest considering an external hard drive stored offsite or maybe cloud storage solution. Whether or not you put the files on window 10, windows 7 you still need a separate storage solution in the event of fire flood hard drive failure etc etc.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The old win7 drive will be recognized as an additional drive and your precious media files will be accessed by win10 without you having to do anything.

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