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Can you stick in a Windows 7 disk in a PC and expect it to upgrade?

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June 26, 2012 11:22:56 PM

Ok, so I am upgrading my new computer into a gaming PC. I have XP, but the rest is good. The guy at my computer store said that sometimes a computer may not be able to install a new OS. Is this true? Because I'd be alot easier if you can just stick in the CD, instead of making a whole new computer. Also, when upgrading an OS, would you use things like stored information on an internal hard drive, or other things like that?


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str8thru
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June 26, 2012 11:29:39 PM

there is no upgrade path from windows xp to windows 7. You would need to backup any data you have and then do a fresh installation of windows 7. If a computer has a problem installing an operating system it probably has some defective component.
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June 29, 2012 6:16:47 PM

nhasian said:
there is no upgrade path from windows xp to windows 7. You would need to backup any data you have and then do a fresh installation of windows 7. If a computer has a problem installing an operating system it probably has some defective component.

I think this is true only with Win XP 64.

Also I think a more appropriate link should be this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrad...
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June 29, 2012 6:18:19 PM

pepe2907 said:
nhasian said:
there is no upgrade path from windows xp to windows 7. You would need to backup any data you have and then do a fresh installation of windows 7. If a computer has a problem installing an operating system it probably has some defective component.

I think this is true only with Win XP 64.

Also I think a more appropriate link should be this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrad...


This has been confirmed for a while. There is absolutely no upgrade path from XP to 7 without doing a clean install.
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