change operating system XP to 7 without losin

May 18, 2011 at 14:19:21
Specs: Windows XP
i want to change my operating system from xp to 7 but the problem is that in xp lots of software and also anti virus is installed and i donot want to lose it. so please help me

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#1
May 18, 2011 at 14:26:29
There's not a "clean upgrade" path from XP to Win7:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/wi...

But Microsoft "claims" it can be done (I'd still expect some loss of functionality):

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
May 18, 2011 at 15:18:26
What does your question have to do with CPUs or overclocking. You posted in the wrong forum.

There is a way to transfer your personal files and settings but not programs. Do a clean install. You can buy an upgrade version of Windows 7 and use it in most instance when going to 7 from XP.

Look at the link below.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...


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#3
May 18, 2011 at 15:42:01
The Microsoft article shows how you can retain personal files and some settings. But be sure to understand that this is a clean install and you will have to reinstall all applications. The only way to avoid this would be to upgrade to Vista and then to Windows 7. This is NOT recommended.

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#4
May 18, 2011 at 19:00:11
FWIW: In hindsight, I'm surprised MS has never made the "upgrade from XP" option possible, since almost every upgrade version of Windows prior to Win7 would upgrade at least "2-versions back". I suspect this would make higher sales for it.

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#5
May 19, 2011 at 13:36:37
Running the windows 7 upgrade advisor should let you know before hand what programs will not work after the upgrade

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#6
May 19, 2011 at 18:58:06
IMO, we shouldn't be responding to questions that are posted in the wrong forum unless it's to tell the OP that he (or she) is posting in the wrong forum.

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#7
July 27, 2011 at 04:27:08
they couldnt implicate an XP to 7 upgrade option because of the advance in technology from XP to 7. Im guessing an example of this would be switching over filing systems (i.e. FAT32/NTFS) and certain API's/drivers.

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