Can xp still be upgraded to 7 free?

February 27, 2017 at 20:32:53
Specs: Windows 7
My company recently bought another business. All of the computers are still running XP, and the budget does not include upgrading the computers. Is there a way to upgrade to 7 for free?

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#1
February 27, 2017 at 22:48:48
There has never been a free upgrade to Windows 7.

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February 28, 2017 at 09:22:16
XP has not been supported for awhile. So there are vulnerabilities there. I would think it would be worth the potential security risk by paying to upgrade the OS on the computers. In addition, as ijack said, there is no free upgrade to Windows 7. You can get upgrade licenses and media, but they aren't free.

Before attempting upgrades though, you should download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor available from Microsoft.

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#3
February 28, 2017 at 13:09:25
What will the computers be used for? There are several free versions of Linux that might work for you, if you're willing to put the time & effort into it. Linux Mint is just one example: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3181

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February 28, 2017 at 14:02:19
Refer to your Microsoft support contract. If you do not have a support contract, you'll probably need to write a report showing how much money your company spends in XP support. Then it's just a question of that support costing more than upgrade costs (including user retraining).

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