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.
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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.