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Can I install Windows 7 on an XP computer...

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  • Started 4 years ago by GoldenQueen
  • Latest reply from germ-x
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GoldenQueen
Posts: 189

Again this is an easy one ...not for me though...s0Can I do a clean install ..(not upgrade)
right from XP to Windows 7..

Thank you again my GoodGreatGeeks

YourFriend Goldie :)

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

Run this first,
http://www.microsoft.com/downl.....laylang=en

Posted 4 years ago
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GoldenQueen
Posts: 189

Thank you again LH :) I will do it but ..not today..its been a Long day for me here
We expect a huge snow storm so I try to double up some work and take
some home..... Yes I know its too much but...someone has to do it

Goldie :)

Posted 4 years ago
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germ-x
Posts: 5310

if you mean can you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 the answer is no. You can upgrade XP to Vista and then upgrade Vista to windows 7. I did this just to see if it really works and it did but there was so much junk from years of XP obsolete files I decided to breakdown and do a clean install.

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JessicaD
Posts: 2

Germ-x,

Please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.
For more information on the Windows 7 Upgrade, please go here: http://bit.ly/3DvynK
For additional assistance with the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7, please go here: http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....50430.aspx

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

Edit by mod. No TinyURLS please.

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germ-x
Posts: 5310

Upgraded one XP system to Vista then to win7. This saved me from having to reinstall like Jessica said. Everything worked ok but there was just too much junk left over from years of XP and the backup files from XP to Vista to Win7. Decided to downloaded all necessary drivers and did a clean install of win7. Really was easier then all the above. Also have a nice, new, clean system.

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