install a new windows

September 7, 2013 at 10:52:34
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2 core
i have win xp i want install win 7 on the win xp but i want keep on in same drive i install win7 on the same drive
do my data will stay in it drive?
please help me soon

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#1
September 7, 2013 at 11:39:00
Your question is unclear. Do you want to create a dual boot setup with both XP & Win7 on the same hard drive? Or do you want to install Win7 over XP & hope to keep all your programs & data?

If you just want Win7, the best thing to do would be to copy all your important files to a USB flash drive (or CDs or DVDs), then wipe the hard drive & do a clean install of Win7. After the install is complete, then copy your data back.


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#2
September 7, 2013 at 15:21:19
If your computer has run XP from the outset, make sure that the appropriate Windows 7 drivers are available before you proceed. Also ensure that the spec for your computer is well above the minimum for Windows 7 or it will crawl. We could do with your computer details.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
September 7, 2013 at 22:43:04
my win xp is disabled and i have many data in desktop screen,now i want install win 7 in same drive and after install access to their data win previous

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#4
September 8, 2013 at 06:06:12
Derek brought up some good points. Please list your system specs - at least the motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics, & hard drive. If you don't have at least 2GB RAM, installing Win7 will be a waste of time. And you should check to see if Win7 drivers are available for your motherboard chipset, graphics, audio, network, etc.

Also, I recommend that you get rid of XP altogether. Like I said in my other response, copy all your data to a USB flash drive, CDs or DVDs, or an external hard drive, then you can wipe the hard drive & do a clean install of WIn7. Adding Win7 to a hard drive that already has a "disabled" copy of XP is just going to cause problems. How did XP become "disabled"? Is it an illegal copy? Is it infected?


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