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October 5, 2012 4:59:32 PM

How do I upgrade from windows xp 32 bit to windows 7 32bit on a 32bit machine using a windows 64 bit cd? Is it even possible?
When I tried to start from the dvd the installer told be to start from within windows.
When I tried to run the installer in windows I got an error message saying that the disk isn't compatible with this version of windows.


P.S. I posted a previous thread regarding the same topic earlier but decided to start a new one since I have a new question.

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October 5, 2012 5:02:49 PM

No. You would need the 32 bit CD and then follow the instructions.
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October 5, 2012 5:04:01 PM

Okay, thanks anyway
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October 5, 2012 5:06:42 PM

BTW, you can't directly upgrade from XP to Win 7. You must perform a clean install (boot from the DVD).
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October 5, 2012 5:17:14 PM

COLGeek said:
BTW, you can't directly upgrade from XP to Win 7. You must perform a clean install (boot from the DVD).


However, if you're a true masochist you can get there by going through Vista first.
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October 5, 2012 5:19:40 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
However, if you're a true masochist you can get there by going through Vista first.

This is VERY true! Been there, done that. Just make sure the Vista used is on the upgrade path for the Win 7 version to be used.
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October 12, 2012 11:07:17 AM

So If I use the install the correct version of Vista and then install Win 7, I won't have to reinstall all my programs?
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October 12, 2012 11:56:24 AM

Oscar92 said:
So If I use the install the correct version of Vista and then install Win 7, I won't have to reinstall all my programs?

That is correct. You will need a 32-bit version of Vista to upgrade the 32-bit install of XP you have now. Then you will upgrade Vista to a 32-bit version of Windows 7.

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October 12, 2012 12:03:14 PM

Ok thanks
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October 12, 2012 12:06:50 PM

Best answer selected by Oscar92.
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