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Windows 7: Upgrade from Xp or buy new on New Build

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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July 1, 2010 5:45:57 AM

Better off using a new drive, especially when you have one to use.
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July 1, 2010 3:35:27 PM

Best answer selected by bpricems.
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