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Windows 7: XP to Win7

18 Apr 2009   #1
silenzer

Win7 Ultimate
 
 
XP to Win7

Hey,

The installation says I can't upgrade directly from XP to Win7. Does that mean I can only upgrade if I have Vista installed?

Is there any way to bypass this?


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18 Apr 2009   #2
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Not from what I've read. There are just too many changes between XP and Seven. If you found a way to do it, I have a feeling you'd spend more time trying to "fix" stuff than you would if you just back up your data, do a clean install and reinstall your apps.

Sorry.
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18 Apr 2009   #3
silenzer

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Oh well. Clean install then I guess.

Thanks :)
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18 Apr 2009   #4
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Its a pain, but it was worth it!
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18 Apr 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 installation is very quick even on a clean install.
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18 Apr 2009   #6
silenzer

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, I'm on it right now
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20 Apr 2009   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Actually you CAN upgrade to W7 from XP -- but only from XP HOME (Not perversely XP PRO) and then only to an X-32 version of W7.

This could be an option if you can't make some programs work or you don't have the installation stuff to re-install all your applications.

Clean install is better however.

Cheers
jimbo
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