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May 21, 2010 9:22:32 PM

Hello,
i want to reformat my computer from xp to win 7 and i wnt to backup my driver from xp. Can you give step how to reformat?..

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May 21, 2010 9:53:12 PM

Hello Ika,

Prior to migrating to Windows 7 from Windows XP did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

To determine if your current computer configuration will be compatible with Windows 7 please go to the following link: http://tinyurl.com/no4xb7

Another resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1gW6Ns



You can visit the official Microsoft Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 site here: http://tinyurl.com/yz2uogt

There are some nice videos tutorials and steps to take when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. And yes it is true you cannot directly upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 you can take some steps to ensure a smooth process.
Thanks again and good luck!

John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
a b $ Windows 7
May 21, 2010 10:21:31 PM

ika said:
Hello,
i want to reformat my computer from xp to win 7 and i wnt to backup my driver from xp. Can you give step how to reformat?..

If you want backup the drivers in XP for the purpse of later reinstalling XP, then you can download a free utility called Driver Collector to do the job, link to: http://majorgeeks.com/Driver_Collector_d3982.html

If you are thinking of using these drivers with W7 then forget it, can't be done, you will need W7 drivers for your hardware.
Use the link provided by windows7guy for compatability.

If you are going to use the upgrade version of W7 use the W7 dvd to boot in and choose custom install, disk tools and select format. Do not format the drive before booting the W7 dvd when using the upgrade disk.
May 21, 2010 11:04:46 PM

If you are simply formatting the drive prior to installing win 7 simply pop in the disk and follow the installation. it will give options to format the drive.
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