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Demian

Upgrading from XP

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Want to upgrade a computer with Windoz XP to Win 7. As there is no direct upgrade path, the only way to do it without formatting is to use PC Mover or upgrade to Vista then upgrade again to Win 7.  Just wondering want the general consensus might be or if NE1 might have previously taken these paths and what their experiences were like.  The box is heavily customized so formatting & starting from scratch is really a last resort for me. TIA

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To be honest, upgrading should be the last... Headacheless...

Are all hardware and softwares Windows 7 compatible?! Be sure before anything else: verify drivers and etc...

A clean installation is always the best thing to do in cases like yours...

Just my opinion... Decision must be yours!!!

Edited by WALLONN7

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Format C.............:D !

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Install Linux Mint instead of Win 7. It will allow you to dual boot to Linux or XP. It's either that or save all of your customized options and install Win 7 fresh - That's what I'd do.

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Either

1. install Win 7 from scratch

2 stay wih xp

 

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10 hours ago, Demian said:

Want to upgrade a computer with Windoz XP to Win 7. As there is no direct upgrade path, the only way to do it without formatting is to use PC Mover or upgrade to Vista then upgrade again to Win 7.  Just wondering want the general consensus might be or if NE1 might have previously taken these paths and what their experiences were like.  The box is heavily customized so formatting & starting from scratch is really a last resort for me. TIA

If You need help,give us at least this information:

  1. what's the computer name, mark, release date etc
  2. motherboard and CPU, graphic card type etc, RAM
  3. by default was installed if you or somebody else bought
  4. HDD

Otherwise is not possible to give no correct information. 

Note: And even the Linux is not possible install into some old computer.

Edited by Kalju

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