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Moving From Windows XP to Windows 7


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#1 tb75252

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:43 PM

According to this article:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.216644600/categoryID.50726100/list.true
someone who has Windows XP installed should be able to move to Windows 7 by purchasing the Upgrade Version.

Clicking on the link "Upgrading From Windows XP to Windows 7 (Custom Installation)" actually takes me to an article that deals with "Upgrading From Windows Vista to Windows 7 (Custom Installation)"...

I called Microsoft's Personal Support team (at 800-936-5700) and they told me that if I want to switch from Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 7, I would need to purchase the Full Retail Version of Windows 7.

So: Can I purchase the Upgrade Version of Windows 7 if I currently have a legit copy Windows XP (SP3) installed, or is it the Full Retail Version that I have to buy? (PS: I am aware that switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 requires a clean install! But can I do the move by using the Upgrade Version of Windows 7??)

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:29 PM

You cannot do Upgarde from Window XP directly to Window 7 .... If you plan to do a clean installation on a new HD .. tehn You can use Build in Data transfer to transfer your DATA to the New window 7 ... ONLY DATA... all the program you need to reinstall again.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:56 PM

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media

Thanks!

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:18 PM

Sure thing




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