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Windows 7: upgrading from windows xp

22 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7
upgrading from windows xp

this is my first post here so please forgive any mistakes. i would like to check out everyones opinion is it worth upgrading to window 7 as my computer is working well with xp, its an up to date computer. also which is best the upgrade or full version(upgrade being twenty five pounds cheaper} all my friends are saying its worth it to upgrade. thanks in advance

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22 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro

It's definitely worth upgrading....

Save yourself a few bucks and buy the upgrade version. I do recommend doing a clean install with your upgrade disc though. Performing an "upgrade" install over top of an existing XP installation will only lead to problems and head aches.

Here's a useful tutorial on how to "clean" install with an upgrade version.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General%20Tips
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22 Mar 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Be sure to run Windows Upgrade Advisor before upgrading... Update Advisor
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22 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional

If your machine is working well with XP, and you are interested in Windows 7, then check with the upgrade adviser, look for drivers for anything you use with your PC like printers, video, etc.

Personally I think the update to Win 7 is worth it. There are a lot of improvements that make it easier to use than XP. Just get the upgrade version and do a clean install as mentioned above.
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22 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Just so you know, you can't do an upgrade from XP to windows 7. I believe you can still use and upgrade disk but you will be forced to do a custom (clean) install. All your data will be saved in a windows old folder, stuff like documents, pictures and music. I'd backup what you want to keep anyway. Do some more research before you buy an upgrade disk to make sure it will work. I've installed windows 7 on several windows XP machines and it would not let me do an upgrade. You need Vista for that.
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22 Mar 2010   #6

Win 7 Pro x64

I think this will depend on your needs. For instance, I use my personal laptop at work and I face compatibility issues there. In order to use Win 7, I have my laptop set up in a dual-boot environment with XP on one drive and 7 on a second drive. So far this has worked out ok.
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22 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7

hi all
thanks everyone for your advice. i have just installed windows 7 in 18 min so easy to install, i'm just having a play around with the new desktop. installed my browser and email . one question how do i get googlemail to tell me when there is e-mails. thanks
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22 Mar 2010   #8

7 x64 | 7 x64

larryddd; Welcome to the 7 forums.
I used the 7 upgrade and did a full install for x64. Prior to that I had XP but also knew I was looking at a full install because I skipped over Vista on the home machine, and made some upgrades like a nice new HD for 7. Coould you edit your Sys-specs so we know some of your machine details?
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22 Mar 2010   #9

windows 7

hi fantail
is there anywhere i can get the details of my system on windows 7, i had it all written down on my laptop before it gave up the ghost.
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22 Mar 2010   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Go to Control Panel, then Sytem and Security then System and all your details will be revealed like magic
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