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Xp to 7 Upgrade


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#1 PcProbs

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:56 PM

I have heard a lot about not being able to upgrade from xp to 7, but im not sure if this is true or not, is it and if so why is microsoft so stupied to not make 7 xp upgradeable?

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:19 AM

Hi PcProbs
It is true you cannot upgrade from XP to 7.
As to why, who knows.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:46 PM

i mean, i just find it wierd and im sure everyone else would agree that they wouldnt support that feature consider a lot of people chose not to upgrade to vista when it came out so now why would people who dont want to lose all of their data want to swtich

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:41 PM

Well isn't the first wierd thing MS has done over the years.
Although you can't do a traditional upgrade from XP they
do have something called the Windows Easy Transfer .
You can read about it here.
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_upgrade_02.asp

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 04:43 PM

wow, they actually cared about the transfer, well they were going to have to do something about it considering if they didnt half of their customers would not upgrade.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:36 PM

There's too much of a difference between XP and windows 7 to do a simple upgrade. Even with Vista, they advise you to do a clean or fresh install to get the best results, so it's not such a big deal. Like always when making a major change to your system, backup your important files and data prior to making any changes.Granted it's a hassle reinstalling all your apts. and programs the worst thing that can happen is you realize you don't need or want them all back.You still can buy the up/grade version it's just that you have to do a clean or fresh install that all.

Edited by sleepwalker, 05 October 2009 - 11:40 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:53 AM

As others have said, it is correct that there is no upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7.

An interesting feature they do provide, though, is that if you install Windows 7 on the same drive as Windows XP, it will move the Windows XP folder, the old Documents and Settings, and program files into a folder called Windows.old. This way you have easy access to your old data if you need it, while still benefiting from a clean install.

Personally, I never install an OS as an upgrade. Too much compatibility issues. Always better off with a clean install.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:05 AM

As others have said, it is correct that there is no upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7.

An interesting feature they do provide, though, is that if you install Windows 7 on the same drive as Windows XP, it will move the Windows XP folder, the old Documents and Settings, and program files into a folder called Windows.old. This way you have easy access to your old data if you need it, while still benefiting from a clean install.

Personally, I never install an OS as an upgrade. Too much compatibility issues. Always better off with a clean install.



Agreed. This is by far the best way to go. Its not really an 'upgrade' per-say. Its really just installing a fresh copy without blowing away all of your old data first. Simply retrieve whatever files you need from the Windows.old folder and delete it when you are done so its not wasting precious space.




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