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Windows 7: Jumping from XP to Win 7

22 Oct 2009   #1
grumbob

Xp
 
 
Jumping from XP to Win 7

Hi guys,

Just a quick question about the upgrading from XP to Win 7.

Can you go from Windows XP Professional to Win 7 home? or would I need to buy Windows 7 Pro upgrade package?


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22 Oct 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to the Se7en Forums! grumbob.

Unfortunately you may not like the actual answer to the question you have as far as what upgrade path if any is available to go from XP to 7. I'm afraid the information seen in the upgrade chart shows "custom install" across the chart as far as XP is concerned being not the previous version of Windows but the second previous version instead. Upgrade Install with Windows 7

The recommendation you will hear most often at SF is to simply plan on performing a clean install of 7 which holds true when first going with any newer version then the one you are running. If you were running Vista Home Premium then you could perform an upgrade to the 7 Home Premium.

For Vista Business then you would go to the 7 Professional edition as far as an upgrade path available. The best thing for you now however is to refer to the guide there to get you started off on the right footing.
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22 Oct 2009   #3
grumbob

Xp
 
 

Thank night hawk for your reply, I was going to do a clean install anyway, so can I get Windows 7 upgrade home or should I get Windows 7 upgrade professional?
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22 Oct 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grumbob View Post
Thank night hawk for your reply, I was going to do a clean install anyway, so can I get Windows 7 upgrade home or should I get Windows 7 upgrade professional?
Because it's a clean install you can get any version you'd like, it's totally your choice
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22 Oct 2009   #5
grumbob

Xp
 
 

Thanks Night Hawk & Tw33k for your replies, i'm looking forward to installing this baby when I get home from work tonight
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22 Oct 2009   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grumbob View Post
Thanks Night Hawk & Tw33k for your replies, i'm looking forward to installing this baby when I get home from work tonight
My pleasure. Remember, if you have any problems don't hesitate to come and ask for help here.
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