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Windows 7: XP to Win7

18 Apr 2009   #1

Win7 Ultimate
XP to Win7


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

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate

Oh well. Clean install then I guess.

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18 Apr 2009   #4

Windows7 x64 7600 16385

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

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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

Win7 Ultimate

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

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.

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