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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 on a windows XP home edition

28 Jul 2015   #1

Windows XP Home premium 32 bits
Install Windows 7 on a windows XP home edition

Hola everyone!

I have a question regarding the installation of windows 7 on my old windows XP home edition. I don't know if it is still possible to install it within the current setup I own. I am not an expert and have already seen some of the windows 7 requirements. In particular, I am not too sure about is whether my graphic card ( Intel (R) G41 Express chipset) can take this new windows. I would be very grateful for any help that you can provide me. Thanks in advance.


Here are the details of my computer:

Nombre del sistema operativo Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Versión 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Compilación 2600
Fabricante del sistema operativo Microsoft Corporation
Nombre del sistema CONSULTA
Fabricante del sistema System manufacturer
Modelo del sistema System Product Name
Tipo de sistema Equipo basado en X86
Procesador x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~2700 MHz
BIOS Versión/Fecha American Megatrends Inc. 0408, 16/03/2010
Versión de SMBIOS 2.5
Directorio de Windows C:\WINDOWS
Directorio del sistema C:\WINDOWS\system32
Dispostivo de inicio \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Configuración regional España
Capa de abstracción de hardware Versión = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
Nombre de usuario CONSULTA\Propietario
Zona horaria Hora de verano GMT
Memoria física total 2.048,00 MB
Memoria física disponible 1,16 GB
Memoria virtual total 2,00 GB
Memoria virtual disponible 1,96 GB
Espacio de archivo de paginación 3,81 GB
Archivo de paginación C:\pagefile.sys

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2015   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

There is a Windows 7 Driver available for that Chipset ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP


You can Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

or do a Clean Install Windows 7 using the Drive Options pictured in Step 7 to delete all partitions during the booted install to create/format new as desired, or just click Next to let the installer do it for you.

Also look over these steps for Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which compile everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here, and which will result in a perfect Win7 install that will stay that way for as long as you use only the tools and methods given.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Jul 2015   #4

Windows XP Home premium 32 bits

Thanks to both of you. I will give that a try.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2015   #5

Windows XP Home premium 32 bits

Thanks to both of you. If I have any trouble I will post things here once again. Once it is fixed I will mark this as solved.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2015   #6

windows 7 home 64bit

Most welcome ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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