Solved Windows 7: Upgrade from Xp or buy new on New Build Tags: New Build Windows 7 New Build Hard Drives Windows XP Systems Last response: July 1, 2010 3:35 PM in Systems Share bpricems June 30, 2010 8:13:29 PM I am piecing together my new build and wondering what is a better option: - upgrading XP on my old HDD to Win 7 or - installing Win 7 on a new HDD. Thanks More about : windows upgrade buy build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove banthracis June 30, 2010 8:19:39 PM Um, what's old HD? What's purpose of new system? budget? country you're in? In general, unless you have a modern HD, it's worth it to get a new one. | Report abuse bpricems June 30, 2010 8:31:39 PM The HD is from my Dell (purchased in 2005). Quick specs I have are - "Hard Drive, 160GB, Serial ATA 7.2K, 8MB, NATIVE COMMAND QUEUEING..., Seagate." What I purchased was this Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" The new build will be a mixed use of home purposes and gaming; essentially a budget gaming system. The country is the US. | Report abuse Best solution punditguy June 30, 2010 8:38:53 PM bpricems said:I am piecing together my new build and wondering what is a better option: - upgrading XP on my old HDD to Win 7 or - installing Win 7 on a new HDD. Thanks There's no non-destructive upgrade option from XP to 7, so you're going to have to do a clean install anyway. Use the new drive. | Report abuse Mark Heath July 1, 2010 5:45:57 AM Better off using a new drive, especially when you have one to use. | Report abuse bpricems July 1, 2010 3:35:27 PM Best answer selected by bpricems. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Windows 7: Upgrade from Xp or buy new on New Build> Related ressources: ForumUsing an old hdd w/ windows xp in a new gaming build then upgrading to windows 7 ForumWindows 7 upgrade on new SSD/HDD build ForumNew instal... Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade ? ForumNew build pc- windows xp 32 bit oem then windows 7 upgrade disc ForumUsing Windows 7 Upgrade on new build with OLD hard drive ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumUpgrade Q6600 or Buy New i 7 920? ForumNeed to buy a new OS today. What choice to get Win 7 Upgrade later? ForumNew build Windows 7 Professional x64 upgrade disc ForumWhich windows 7 should i buy for my new build . ForumAny input on my new build before I buy ? ForumWindows 7 or 8 new build ForumIs it worth buying Vista for a new build before Windows 7 ? ForumUpgrade to windows 7 for new build help ForumWindows XP home edition 32bit transfer to Win 7 Pro 64bit Upgrade ForumMore Sense to Buy New , or Upgrade Old? ForumBuilding an $1000 Dollar gaming PC Forum[Solved] Is new build worth it. ForumGaming build that has top performance More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !