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Win XP Conversion to Win 7 Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • Have several networked Dell desktops I need to upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I've run update advisory on several PC's and every time it tells me I need to do a custom install, which requires me to reload all my programs--what a bummer. Given that why is there even an Upgrade option unless it's for those who don't run update advisory.

    My 1st inclination is to just do the upgrade and see what happens. I already know I have printers, etc. that will not work unless there is a Win 7 Pro driver and am prepared to purchase new ones that being the case. Etc.

    Has anyone had any experience with this and got any words of wisdom for me before I start?

    Thanks in advance and have the great day.

    Ken


    krp

    Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:37 AM

Answers

  • Ken

    I dont believe there is an upgrade path from XP>>>Win 7.  You have to do a custom install  (clean)

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7#T1=tab01

    To upgrade your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7, you'll need to select the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. A custom installation doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings. It's sometimes called a "clean" installation for that reason.


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    • Edited by ZigZag3143x Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:28 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Monday, July 28, 2014 2:26 PM
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:23 PM
  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows 7 forum on Microsoft Community.

    Karl


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    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Monday, July 28, 2014 2:26 PM
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:47 PM

All replies

  • Ken

    I dont believe there is an upgrade path from XP>>>Win 7.  You have to do a custom install  (clean)

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7#T1=tab01

    To upgrade your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7, you'll need to select the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. A custom installation doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings. It's sometimes called a "clean" installation for that reason.


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag




    • Edited by ZigZag3143x Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:28 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Monday, July 28, 2014 2:26 PM
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:23 PM
  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows 7 forum on Microsoft Community.

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
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    My Book: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible
    My E-mail: -join ('6F6C646B61726C406F75746C6F6F6B2E636F6D'-split'(?<=\G.{2})'|%{if($_){[char][int]"0x$_"}})

    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZigZag3143x Monday, July 28, 2014 2:26 PM
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:47 PM