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Windows 7: Install Win7 over XP

22 Sep 2009   #1

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Install Win7 over XP

I am running Win XP SP3. Can I install Win 7 upgrade over that or do I need to get Vista and insall that first? I have looked all over the web but can't seem to find a definitive answer.


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22 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

you can use the upgrade media to install Windows 7 but you'll need to do a clean install. You can't do an in-place upgrade from XP to 7.

I would not go XP to Vista to 7. Too many upgrades and you'll end up with a mess of a system even if it did work at all.

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