Uninstalling Windows XP So i can install windows 7

I have windows XP as my os and would like to uninstall it, I plan on installing windows 7 instead. Can someone explain how to do this procedure?
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  1. don't need to just. backup your data, and do a format when you install windows 7.
    Question, what kind of hardware it is?
  2. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7

    Is the way to do this (it is effectively a clean install, not upgrade). Read thoroughly before starting.
  3. Back up your data. Boot Windows 7 from disk. When given the option, delete the partitions from the drive and create a new partition. Install Windows 7 on the new partition.

    You should also download the Windows 7 drivers for your computer first and have them available on a flash drive in case Windows 7 does not recognize your devices. You might also want to consider just buying a new hard drive to install Windows 7 on and keeping your old hard drive as a backup.
  4. I dont care about all the data on my hard drive, so would it be ok to format my hardrive and install windows 7
  5. Yes, and as stated above it's a good idea to download all chipset/gpu/etc drivers to a USB stick first (at the very least, the ethernet and wifi drivers if Win has problems getting a basic driver working for yours).
  6. J_E_D_70 said:
    Yes, and as stated above it's a good idea to download all chipset/gpu/etc drivers to a USB stick first (at the very least, the ethernet and wifi drivers if Win has problems getting a basic driver working for yours).


    Im using an entirely new build, just an old hdd to use as my OS and an 1tb hdd for storage, so would it be fine just to use the driver disks and stuff
  7. Sure is, but you should always update to the latest drivers as soon as you can, then create a system image once it's all set up and stable.
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