Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:31 PM
You have product key inside the box it will have two user or 3user on it if you can use it on more than one computer, else have a one user licence that can only be installed on one computer legally and be activated.
You will need at least 1GB of ram for 32-bit install and 2GB for 64-bit install.
You will need to clean install windows 7 from xp. But before doing that download the windows 7 upgrade advisor and run it download any drivers for your hardware and updates for programs that you are wishing to use with windows 7 and are not compatable at present and copy them to a cd/dvd.
I use acronis true image 2010 for backup you can download a 30 day trial from their site backup all your data music, video etc onto an external hard drive or cd/dvd.
The latest drivers for your hardware and updates for programs that came preinstalled can be found on manufacturers website best to check there first to make sure the manufacturer supports windows 7 for your model you are intending to upgrade.
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