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Old 01-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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hi to anyone that can help

i have windows xp installed but want to upgrade to windows 7 can this be done without losing anything from my current system
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You cannot do an "in place" upgrade of XP to Win 7. You need to backup all of your data, do a clean install of Win 7, then restore your data and re-install all of your programs.
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Easiest thing to do is to utilize the Windows Easy Transfer that is included with the Windows 7 DVD.
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ok thanks is this easy to do
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Very much so.
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However, Windows Easy Transfer still requires that you will need to re-install all of your programs. I personally don't consider Windows Easy Transfer to be particularly useful.
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I prefer doing a clean install of the OS like Strollin said. Before doing so make sure that your programs and drivers are compatible with Windows 7.
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i would like to keep xp as its good for me but with no updates soon it might be best to upgrade
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i would like to keep xp as its good for me but with no updates soon it might be best to upgrade
There is a way that you can setup a dualboot with XP and 7 provided you have a big enough hard drive to partition How to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7 (XP installed first)
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wow i have a spare hard drive on the system 232gb the drive in use is 149gb 73gb left
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