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Old 10-31-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default XP to windows 7 ?

It is possible to upgrade from xp, & if it is, what do i need to be able to do it ? so i can run battlefield 3 .. thanks in advance ..
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

Answer - YES, get a copy of win7, install and enjoy. But I would suggest you make sure your computer will run Win7 first.

..oh and BTW, Battlefield 3.....is AWESOME!!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

You can buy an upgrade disc, but you cannot upgrade, you have to do a clean installation.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:05 AM   #4
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

You cannot upgrade from XP to 7. You either have to do a clean install or a wipe and load migration which is a clean install with your data included.

Personally if you have a large hard drive I would use a tool such as Easus Partition Mananger Home available for free from download.com to create a 50GB partition on your current hard drive.

Install Windows 7 to this, that will make your computer dual boot giving you the option to either boot into your Windows XP OS or Win 7 and no data or programs are lost.

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

Thanks for the replies guys, will buy a copy of windows 7 home edtion .. Andy u.k
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

You can 'upgrade' but it's really recommended that you do not.

By upgrading to Vista and then 7, but obviously you then get the remnants of XP and Vista inside your 7 install, which will come back to bite you eventually. Wipe and load is the best way, nothing better than a nice clean OS.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #7
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

I've done upgrades to Windows 7 on formerly XP/Vista machines and the process, other than locking you into 32 bit, is pretty easy and surprisingly stable.

I do agree however, a fresh load is always the better way to go in the end ultimately however.
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Default Re: XP to windows 7 ?

I was wondering about windows 7 & if, the cloud comes standard or included with each version ie. premium vs. professional?
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