change OS from XP to W7 without reformat HDD

March 17, 2011 at 05:18:15
Specs: Windows XP
without reformatting

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#1
March 17, 2011 at 06:39:54
You can not there is no in-place upgrade from XP to W7:

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

The only alternative is a dual boot scenario............

The bigger question is will your Machine run Windows 7, run the Upgrade Advisor first:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...


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#2
March 17, 2011 at 13:12:05
People actually do that but it isn't a good way in my opinion.

I'd make a virtual machine out of my old install with a p2v app. Then I'd clean install along with format of drive to Windows 7. Then install virtual pc to run the old computer.

Other ways are as above.

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