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Windows 7: Upgrade from Windows XP to 7?

20 Sep 2010   #1
65Hyper

Windows XP Pro
 
 
Upgrade from Windows XP to 7?

Without doing a clean install? Quick reply!!!


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20 Sep 2010   #2
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Nope...clean install
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20 Sep 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

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21 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello 65Hyper, welcome to Seven Forums!








There is no upgrade path straight from XP to Windows 7, it has to be a clean install.


How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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21 Sep 2010   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Actually ... there IS an upgrade path from XP to Win7 -- but not using MS software.

Laplink makes a product that will allow an in-place upgrade from XP to Win7 much the same as you could previously upgrade from XP to Vista. I have not used it, and generally go along with recommending clean installs, but if you really want to upgrade, it's the only option I'm aware of that will let you do an in-place upgrade from XP to Win7.
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21 Sep 2010   #6
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

The upgrade path from XP to Win 7, if you want to keep all your settings and problems you had in XP, is to find a Vista Retail, upgrade with that, then upgrade with Win 7.

Generally not recommended.

I went from XP to Win 7 and did a clean install. I managed to keep some of my stuff from XP, mostly the data and was also able to run WoW, Steam and Planetside setups without having to reinstall due to the nature of those three. WoW doesn't really heavily require a reinstall in order to get it up and running, just the WoW program files folder and making sure you give it the appropriate rights. Same with steam. Planetside, just download the SOE Station Launcher, since you need to use the Launcher anyways to load up the game. Once Launcher finds your game, it will run without issue.

Other programs, yes, you will have to reinstall, but in all honesty, you should be reinstalling the programs due to the fact that if you are going from XP, not XP x64 to Windows 7 with x64 support, you will want programs that will make use of the x64 than what you had.
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21 Sep 2010   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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21 Sep 2010   #8
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Those transfer programs almost never work correctly.
It's always better to do a clean install. With use, the system tends to collect a lot of unnecessary files. Trial versions that didn't uninstall completely, tools you used some time ago but which are now outdated etc.
A new OS installation is a good way to get rid of the junk.

When I switched from XP to Win 7, I installed the new Win on a new harddisk. That way I didn't have to wipe the original installation. I could access the software directories to get back my customized data (brush settings for Photoshop, hotkey settings for various apps etc.), just copied those files into the corresponding folders on Win 7. But you've got to do that manually, it's the safest way to get what you need.
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21 Sep 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by esha View Post
Those transfer programs almost never work correctly.
It's always better to do a clean install. With use, the system tends to collect a lot of unnecessary files. Trial versions that didn't uninstall completely, tools you used some time ago but which are now outdated etc.
A new OS installation is a good way to get rid of the junk.

When I switched from XP to Win 7, I installed the new Win on a new harddisk. That way I didn't have to wipe the original installation. I could access the software directories to get back my customized data (brush settings for Photoshop, hotkey settings for various apps etc.), just copied those files into the corresponding folders on Win 7. But you've got to do that manually, it's the safest way to get what you need.
^^ The best advice for you to proceed, and worth repeating. ^^

If there was ever a time for a fresh start, it is now with the best OS ever.
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