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Windows 7: XP-->7?

10 Mar 2011   #1
markg2

Windows 7
 
 
XP-->7?

New machine with XP and XP image on hidden partition + separate Win7 CD.

After 5 days use and install of applications, some of which required consult, driver related BSOD. Good chance Last Known not resolving problem. WhoCrashed indicates problem with Intel graphics accelerator. Will attempt find, download, install a.m.

If that does not resolve, will the Win7 CD 'upgrade' the system, change the drivers (resolving that problem), keep the installed apps (resolving that problem) and maintain the links to the other 3 machines that are currently networked?

Mark


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10 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Mark.


No it is not possible to use Windows 7 to 'upgrade the system' though there is an excellent option outlined in this tutorial at the link below that will give you Windows 7 and the needed time to sort the XP issues if you choose.

Clean Install Windows 7 : Ahead of XP



Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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10 Mar 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I personally would return to Retailer.
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10 Mar 2011   #4
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

So then one can upgrade and preserve applications going from Vista to 7 (as I had done at home) but not XP to 7?

Thanks for the alternative but it doesn't solve the two major hangups of the installed apps + networking. The data is a not a problem.

Thanks,

Mark
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10 Mar 2011   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Laplink sells a product that will ALLOW you to do an in-place actual upgrade from XP to Win7.

Have not used it, and don't necessarily recommend it, but if you're willing to buy it, you can experiment with it and see how well it works.

As long as you don't make the mistake of entering a product key at installation time, if the "upgrade" does not go well, you can always replace that with a clean install.
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10 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

You do not say if you're working with the preinstalled XP or have actually installed Win7 with it's DVD (not CD) yet.

If you're wanting a Win7 machine, I would make my XP Recovery Disks off the Recovery Partition and then wipe the HD to clean install Win7 using these tips to get a purrfect clean install - use the ones which apply to your situation: Clean Install Windows 7

You can save the XP Recovery partition if you want an additional way to recover to factory condition besides the Recovery Disks which you should make and save.
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11 Mar 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you use the separate factory Windows 7 DVD to upgrade, the WinXP Recovery partition may be deleted & Replaced with Windows 7 Recovery partition.
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11 Mar 2011   #8
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

The problem was the newer Intel graphics driver as downloaded through MS update. I downloaded and installed a new (older) driver from the computer vendor's site Thursday morning. I ran a video loop for ~6 hours Thursday and today and all is well.

Mark
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11 Mar 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you seem to have found a solution and thanks for the update.
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12 Mar 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well Done.
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