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Windows 7: Windows XP Professional compatible with Windows 7

12 May 2010   #1

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Windows XP Professional compatible with Windows 7

Is Windows 7 compatible with Windows XP?

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12 May 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Thats a very vague question. I believe you are asking if you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, yes? Well, if so you wouldn't be able to do a direct upgrade. It would require a clean install.

Though is Windows 7 is compatible with your computer? I'd need your computer's model number or Dell Service Tag (should be somewhere on the back of the case) to tell you.
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12 May 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Andrew, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It can see, read, and write to a XP installation if that is what you meant.

Do you have a more specific question about this? This question is just to general.
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12 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Hi Andrew,

If you share more information with us we can help answer your question more completely. Without more information I am guessing that you are talking about XP Mode. If you are, with Windows 7 Professional, you can run your computer in XP Mode. Learn more about it here - Windows 7 features - Windows XP Mode - Microsoft Windows and Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup.

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