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Windows 7: XP Pro to Windows 7

18 Oct 2009   #1
KWR44

XP Pro
 
 
XP Pro to Windows 7

I purchased a new 1 TB sata HDD to install Windows 7 onto. Do I need to install XP onto this drive to upgrade to Windows 7? Does Windows 7 need files form XP to do the upgrade or can I just insert my XP disc for verificaiton to upgrade?

Thanks


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18 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Rumor is that if you only own the Windows 7 upgrade media, you'll need to install and activate XP first then upgrade it.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
KWR44

XP Pro
 
 

Do I need to do all the XP upgrades to bring it up to SP 3 level or just the old XP install?
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18 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it's a good question, but I don't know the answer. I don't think that Microsoft has made any of that clear yet (if they've even said anything at all).
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19 Oct 2009   #5
L.P.

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Rumor is that if you only own the Windows 7 upgrade media, you'll need to install and activate XP first then upgrade it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
it's a good question, but I don't know the answer. I don't think that Microsoft has made any of that clear yet (if they've even said anything at all).
Sir, Upgarde is not possible directly from XP to Win7.
Directly install win7..

For more info please Bing/Google: Upgrade Path fro win7 on microsoft.com

Thanks
Cheers
LP
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19 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L.P. View Post
Sir, Upgarde is not possible directly from XP to Win7.
Directly install win7..
Hello L.P.

Yes, you can upgrade from XP to 7. You just have to do a custom install.
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19 Oct 2009   #7
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Laplink had previously announced that they were going to enhance their PC Mover SW to allow "upgrades" from XP to Seven. They said they would release it at the same time as Seven.

So, if you hold off a few days, you may be able to acquire some SW that will allow you to do the "upgrade".

Realize, though, that the general advice is to do a clean-install anyway.
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19 Oct 2009   #8
L.P.

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L.P. View Post
Sir, Upgarde is not possible directly from XP to Win7.
Directly install win7..
Hello L.P.

Yes, you can upgrade from XP to 7. You just have to do a custom install.
That is not called Upgarde Sir..

It is called Clean Install or Custom install.
If you do not trust me for it,you can use the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Realize, though, that the general advice is to do a clean-install anyway.
That is correct,Upgrade is not possible,only a clean install can be done!
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19 Oct 2009   #9
KWR44

XP Pro
 
 

Thanks for all the input on my question.

I did know that you cannot upgrade from XP.

In my original thread entry I wanted to install Windows 7 on a new 1 TB drive. I wanted to get the upgrade version (save $100.00) and needed to know if I had to install my XP on the new drive in order to use the upgrade (to do a clean install). I had read that the upgrade version used some components of XP durring its install??? If this was the case do I need to install XP and do the updates to SP3 to do this with the upgade version. If not would it only ask for my XP disk durring the installation to my formatted HDD.
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19 Oct 2009   #10
L.P.

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KWR44 View Post
Thanks for all the input on my question.

I did know that you cannot upgrade from XP.

In my original thread entry I wanted to install Windows 7 on a new 1 TB drive. I wanted to get the upgrade version (save $100.00) and needed to know if I had to install my XP on the new drive in order to use the upgrade (to do a clean install). I had read that the upgrade version used some components of XP durring its install??? If this was the case do I need to install XP and do the updates to SP3 to do this with the upgarde version. If not would it only ask for my XP disk durring the installation to my formatted HDD.
Brother you can not perform a complete install from an Upgarde DVD,Buy a Full Install DVD.
Clean install will last for only 30Days, and then you would need to buy a key in 30days and activate it,otherwise you will be in a No-Boot situation and again a clean install.
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