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Upgrading from XP to Vista

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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:05 AM

I have a HP laptop that is running Vista Home and plan on doing an inplace upgrade to Windows 7. Have already purchased the Win 7 upgrade.

My question is this. I also have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I have upgraded to 4 gigs of RAM. It is running Windows XP Professional. What I would like to know is if it is possible to use the Vista installation disk that came with the HP and install it o the Dell. I would in fact be taking the operating system off of the Dell and replacing it with the operating system that is now on the HP. Is that possible..

I understand that I would have to do a full install and not an upgrade.

Please let me know if in fact I could do this.

Thanks for your assistance and all comments.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:29 PM

What I would like to know is if it is possible to use the Vista installation disk that came with the HP and install it o the Dell.

Assuming, the DVD is called "Operating system installation disk", or something to that meaning, then no. It's designed for that HP computer.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:44 PM

Also, you would need the 64 bit version, if you want all 4 gigs to show, 32 bit does not support 4gb of ram. And like Broni said if it was the install disk for that system and not the generic windows installation disk that u buy seperately from the computer, then it wouldnt work. Also, just a little 2 cents, Windows XP Pro is a much better operating system then vista. It woudlnt be an "upgrade" to go to vista, IMO.

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