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Windows 7: From XP to WIN 7


02 Sep 2013   #1
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
From XP to WIN 7

HELLO,I HAVE AN acer aspire one NET BOOK,WHICH HAS WIN XP,BUT I NEED TO MAKE IT WIN 7,ACCORDING TO WIN 7 UPGRADE ADVISER I CAN MAKE IT BUT I NEED THE KNOW HOW

Sorry in caps lock my first words

Specs:-

Win xp
Home Edition
Version 2002
Ser Pack 3

Intel(r) Atom (tm)
CPU N280 @ 1.66 GHz
747MHz 1.99GB of RAM

don't know if its 32 bit,i think so,so i need to know some basic and understandable steps on how to format and install win 7 on this machine,which win 7 is siutable,all i can work with is with my external hard disc or with my CD/DVD drive from my desktop PC.

if i decide to partion the c drive,what benefits are as it is a 1 hard disc?
i mean as in my desktop pc i have 2 drives,separate as if something happens as irreversible on the c drive all data in the second drive wont be lost,so on a single drive if partitioned i will loose everything in a possible drive fault?

so i hope ive been understood in my needs,


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02 Sep 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 


Personally I would contact the computers manufacture for more information about the upgrade to win-7,
Possibly Vista might be a better option because it's a bit more docile.
Windows 7 upgrade advisor has been replaced by mostly windows 8 references that I've seen but if you are able to access one it would produce a report of items/ software-drivers which need to be updated as well which most of that would be available at the manufactures website/ help support sections.
Fresh Install options,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install-windows-7-a.html
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02 Sep 2013   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can shrink XP using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to install Win7 on another partition to see how it runs for you. Be sure to boot the Win7 installer to choose the space you shrunk to make a partition and format it, install there.

If you later decide you want to get rid of XP we will help you safely remove it.

Refer to the tips in the Reinstall tutorial in my signature pic below to understand how drivers are handled in Win7 which is not at all like XP, and the tools and methods which work best with Win7 and will assure you a perfect install. Ask back any questions.
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02 Sep 2013   #4
shankly769

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

in the links above,do i have how to format my acer from win xp and install win 7 ?i do not have a dvd drive in the netbook,and how should i know if its 32 or 64 bit?
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02 Sep 2013   #5
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

edit: this may be useful Microsoft Store

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shankly769 View Post
how should i know if its 32 or 64 bit?
ARK | Intel® Atom



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02 Sep 2013   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

We have several Acer Aspire One netbooks in our family, ours are a little older since they have the Atom N270 cpu running at 1.6Ghz and are maxed out at 1.5G of RAM. I have run XP and Win 7 on these little machines and they run either OS very well.

You can create a bootable thumb drive to use to install or you can use an external USB DVD drive. Here's an article that talks about using a thumb drive: http://lifehacker.com/5840252/instal...om-a-usb-stick

Just yesterday, I took one of them and installed Win 8 on it. Installation went very smooth and everything worked right out of the gate, didn't need to hunt down any extra drivers or anything. Win 8 boots very fast and runs great on the little netbook.
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02 Sep 2013   #7
Windows Boy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
We have several Acer Aspire One netbooks in our family, ours are a little older since they have the Atom N270 cpu running at 1.6Ghz and are maxed out at 1.5G of RAM. I have run XP and Win 7 on these little machines and they run either OS very well.

You can create a bootable thumb drive to use to install or you can use an external USB DVD drive. Here's an article that talks about using a thumb drive: Install Windows 8 from a USB Stick

Just yesterday, I took one of them and installed Win 8 on it. Installation went very smooth and everything worked right out of the gate, didn't need to hunt down any extra drivers or anything. Win 8 boots very fast and runs great on the little netbook.
I am literally on one of those Netbooks right now. It does run pretty smoothly, but even some of the most basic things like videos overheat the thing and it lags. I really need to upgrade to something better.
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02 Sep 2013   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Overheating causes all kinds of problems with even the highest end systems. None of our netbooks have ever overheated. Maybe yours needs a good cleaning?
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02 Sep 2013   #9
Windows Boy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Overheating causes all kinds of problems with even the highest end systems. None of our netbooks have ever overheated. Maybe yours needs a good cleaning?
Possibly. I might try that and see if that helps at all. But really, I could use alot more processing power, and more RAM never hurts. Plus, it is a little too small for my taste.
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03 Sep 2013   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your current install.

You want to save XP to see how Win7 works first, correct? Another option is to save a Macrium Reflect image of your XP install externally so you can boot the Win7 USB installer, delete all partitions to get the cleanest install.

You can write Partition Wizard CD ISO to bootable flash stick using Universal USB installer, then boot it to resize XP by as much space as you would like to install Win7 upon.

The latest official ISO for Win7 installer and tool to write to USB flash stick is in the Reinstall tutorial below. Read it over so you understand how to get a perfect install, even for retail.
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