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Windows 7: XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis


21 Oct 2012   #1

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 
XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis

I am trying to prep a computer to give to a friend. Last night, I reformatted it using the recovery discs that came with it. It is a Tosh Satellite A105.

Today, I have been finding and installing updates to the system, trying to prepare it for an upgrade to Windows 7, which is no easy task since I have had to go out and find some of the drivers and service pack 3.

I am using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and need input on which of these 11 issues really are issues, and which I can skip and just install new once I upgrade.

Adobe issues -- I uninstalled it.

Toshiba Blue Tooth Stack for xp version 4.0 -- I downloaded and installed version 7.0, but have not uninstalled 4.0. It doesn't make sense to my feeble brain why I would have to uninstall 4.0 if I installed 7.0 unless it is because I downloaded the 7.0 instead of upgrading to it?

Here is a list of the rest:
MS .NET Framework 1.1 --I downloaded and installed a later version, so which version do I need to find?

Toshiba ConFigFree -- No clue what this is.

Intel ProSet/Wireless software -- ZeroCfgSvc Application -- No clue

Toshiba Utilities -- I have updated everything available from ms, so is this another one that I have to go find, and if so, what version?



To be uninstalled unless someone suggests otherwise:
Messenger
Realplayer
Realtek HD audio driver
Sonic Record now
Yahoo music engine

Thanks a bunch in advance for any help!

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21 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

1st, you can't upgrade from XP to Windows 7, you have to do a Clean Install which means boot the DVD and format the drive, so nothing you do to XP will have any effect.

Having said that, you can cheat

See here: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7

My recommendation would be to do an image backup of the XP system then do a Clean Install (with format), apply all updates then start restoring your data from the backup. All software will have to be reinstalled, it can't be copied from the backup to Win 7.

Good tutorials here:

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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21 Oct 2012   #3

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 

When you say DVD do you mean a full version of 7, or can I use an upgrade version to do a clean install? If so, then do I need to back up anything since this is a computer that I am giving away? I have already removed everything from it that I want to keep, files, programs, data, and I plan to download basic stuff for my friend once win 7 is installed.

I can't afford the full version of win 7, but as a teacher, I can get the win 7 upgrade very cheaply. I either have to make this work using the upgrade version or stick with the xp, which I don't think is a great idea because the new owner is not computer literate at all. This will be her first computer, believe it or not. lol
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21 Oct 2012   #4

64 bit win 7 Home Premium
 
 

I see that one of your links is an option to do a clean install from an upgrade version of win 7. I will look more closely into that one and make an image of xp first. It sure has been a pain using 6 year old recovery discs. lol
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