Solved Upgrading from xp Tags: Windows XP Windows Vista Hard Drives Windows 7 Last response: March 7, 2010 4:00 PM in Windows 7 Share allenmelon March 6, 2010 7:06:26 PM hello, i am wondering if any problems should occur if i upgrade from windows xp to vista, then to 7. i am doing this because i want to upgrade from windows xp to 7 without losing my files, but i dont have a second harddrive. thanks. More about : upgrading blackwidow_rsa March 6, 2010 7:22:16 PM There could be problems upgrading once but even more so twice. I'd suggest getting yourself an external harddrive, it would be safer and then you have an extra drive for backups anyway. allenmelon March 6, 2010 7:28:15 PM but i dont need an external harddrive since my 1tb hd is enough, i have an empty partition of 300gb, which i wanted to put 7 on,but i heard it was hard to do that. Related resources Upgrading 2008 Windows XP computer to 64 bit Windows 7 - Forum Upgrading from windows xp home to xp prof - Forum Upgrading from XP to Windows 7 64bit - Forum Upgrading to 8 from xp & merge partitions? - Forum Upgrading to Windows 8 from XP - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution blackwidow_rsa March 7, 2010 9:43:45 AM Its not hard, just select the empty partition when the setup asks you where to install win7. allenmelon March 7, 2010 9:53:09 AM yeah, i just figured that out lol, i never knew it was that easy.... blackwidow_rsa March 7, 2010 11:38:39 AM Hope you enjoy win7 then allenmelon March 7, 2010 3:53:05 PM Hm, i am encountering problems...such as my programs...i'll post another thread in the windows 7 forum and get some help. allenmelon March 7, 2010 4:00:28 PM Best answer selected by allenmelon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading from 2008 Windows XP system to Windows 7 (or 8?) ForumRate this build - upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 ForumDual booting - upgrading from XP HELP ForumUpgrading Graphics card in DELL 530 running XP ForumUpgrading Win XP Pro to Win 7 ForumWindows XP version possible issue to upgrading ForumWindow 7 ultimate hp product key Forum[Solved] Upgrading from RTM to Professional ForumAfter upgrading from winxp to win 7 not able to play sound Forum[Solved] Upgrading from vista? ForumUpgrading to windows 7 from windows 2000...possible? ForumUpgrading to Win 7 from Vista 64 bit ForumUpgrading from vista Home Prem.64 to Win7 Home prem64 Please help More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !