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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:12 PM
Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:51 PM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:46 AM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 03:35 AM
If you can do a clean install of 7. I personally would not upgrade from any operating system to another.
Don't even like doing service packs or updates.
Has this copy of XP been installed in another computer and activated?
Edited by vigge_sWe, 08 January 2011 - 04:06 AM.
Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:58 AM
Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:10 AM
We have to be careful not to confuse upgrade meaning "an in-place upgrade installation process" and upgrade meaning "a valid upgrade license path".
It's not possible to upgrade (in-place upgrade installation) from 32 bit XP to Win7 Pro 64 bit, but it is possible to upgrade (valid upgrade license path).
The license is the same for 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 7. Microsoft says "All editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista qualify you to upgrade."
(See "Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7"
If you have a valid qualifying Windows XP (can be OEM which only applies to the single computer it is licensed for, or Full Version Retail which can be used with any computer as long as it is not currently installed on another computer) you can use an upgrade version of Win7 Pro 64 bit.
It won't hurt your SSD if you install XP then upgrade, although there are also a number of potential workarounds to enable the upgrade without having to go through that process, and Microsoft have acknowledged that as the end result is the same, techniques documented by windows researchers like Paul Thurrott are legitimate.
Edited by vigge_sWe, 08 January 2011 - 06:20 AM.
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