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Windows 7: Dual boot with upgrade Win 7 from XP

07 Sep 2010   #1
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Dual boot with upgrade Win 7 from XP

Hi All.

I'm running XP pro and would like to know if I can use a Win 7 pro upgrade DVD to make a dual boot system.

I would not be keeping it that way for long but I'm not happy going completely over to Win 7 in one go


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07 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Ash55, welcome to Seven Forums!





Have a look at these tutorials at the links below, they may be a help to you; be sure to post back with an update when you decide what to do.


Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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07 Sep 2010   #3
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome and the links

I take it there will no problem with activation doing it that way?
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07 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The tutorial covers everything!
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07 Sep 2010   #5
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thanks again.
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07 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome, just remember to post back to this thread to let us know how you get on.
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21 Sep 2010   #7
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Win 7 up and running now . Just finding my way around it
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21 Sep 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Note that you can access files between OS's using Explorer, even include XP folders in Win7 libraries by rightclicking them. This way you don't even have to copy them over until you are ready to fully migrate.

When you are ready to remove XP it is covered also as Step 3 in BFK's excellent tutorial: Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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21 Sep 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ash55 View Post
Win 7 up and running now . Just finding my way around it




Hello again.



Glad to see you have it running and thanks for the update; we'll be glad to help with anything you need, just ask.
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21 Sep 2010   #10
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

One caveat with the dual boot when XP is installed first. Be sure you follow this tutorial or else you'll lose all of your restore points in Win 7.

Been there, done that.
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