IPhone and Windows 7 Upgrade Help

Hello im a PC user, currently have 2 computers running windows vista, and have two iphones linked to them, 1 iphone 3g and 1 iphone 3gs. The problem i have is i want to update them to windows 7, but if i do that, then it will clear my handset, as i can i only register one iphone to one pc. im not bothered about the music/videos/photos, im worried about my apps and contacts etc. Is there not like a cheeky way of copying files from the c:/ and placing them back on the c:/ when windows 7 is installed, to say trick it into thinking its still linked etc or is it likely i will have to face totally wiping my iphones. Any help would be great!

You can actually pop an iPhone to as many computers as you want. It's all in how you do it...
The main thing you need to keep is the iTunes library file, which is an *.itl file. Mine is stored on an external hard disc drive, and has been for quite some time, but if I remember correctly, it should be in "+C:/Documents and Settings/YOUR USERNAME/Music/iTunes+".
If you back this file up, and all other files with the correct file structure, then when you install Windows 7, put them all back exactly where and how you found them (in other words, the same folder structure, with the same names, etc.), your phone won't realize anything happened.
I actually have all my iPhone media stored on my external hard disc drive and jump seamlessly between my laptop (XP), my work computer (Vista Pro) and my girlfriend's computer (Vista Home Premium). My phone never seems to realize anything. I can update everything on one computer, and the changes and effects show up on the others as well. *The important file to keep is your iTunes library file.* This is what iTunes will be looking for, and what will associate your phone with your iTunes.
Also, make sure that you deauthorize the computer, install Windows 7, then reauthorize your computer again. Not necessary, but a little easier in the long run.

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