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Upgrading from Windows Xp to Windows 7 Upgrade


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#1 NeoStylez

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

Hey guys,

I have a Upgrade copy of windows 7 pro and I recently cleaned my XP machine out with the help from this forum. But as noted the type of infection means i may not be able to trust this computer anymore.

So i figured i should Clean the system, backup what i can and move onto Windows 7 which has been sitting in my desk for some time now.

What is the best way using an upgrade copy to make sure nothing sneaks over during the Upgrade Install.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:49 PM

You can't upgrade from XP to 7.
It has to be clean installation.
Here is how to do it with "upgrade" DVD: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/...rade-media-dvd/

After installation, you have to scan all files, you backed up from XP, using your AV program.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:23 PM

Not to step on Broni's toes here...sorry Broni. :huh:

But you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, I have done it.

Here's where the problem lies however....the upgrade will work, but it will take your entire Windows XP WINDOWS folder and rename it WINDOWS.OLD, it will then create a new folder called Windows and install Windows 7 into it.

The only things that will remain intacted are any files or directories on C:

There is a program that you have to download from MS that transfers your system to a temp storage file, which depending on the XP hard drive size, the file can be quite large and require a lot of storage space.

Mine was 3 Gb. The transfer wizard as it is called, unzips the file and installs it into your Windows 7 directory.

How-ever you still have to re-install all of your programs again for them to work.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:34 PM

Thanks a lot

very useful

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:24 AM

NeoStylez if you don't trust your old computer to me means you might not trust the old programs personal things,ect. because they might still be infected. If that is the case I would not install anything from my old system on the new system. I was there and decided to completely wipe the drive using Drive Scrubber 2 and installed Windows 7 O.E.M. Yes I lost some things but I would of lost them anyway if some bad things were transferred from the old system to the new one.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

There are just some documents, photos ect that i need to bring over. No programs or installation files. I am going to independently scan anything that i backup to a separate hard drive and not bring it into the new system until my computer is fully loaded with the proper security software




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