Upgrade to Windows 7 from XP on laptop

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April 17, 2010 at 18:28:44
Specs: XP
This is probably a very basic question, but how do I upgrade the XP OS to Windows 7 on my laptop? Does it matter that I've got the XP on my "D" drive? Lastly, is it possible to use the reinstallation DVD I just received for my desktop with Windows 7?

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#1
April 17, 2010 at 19:37:21
First, run Windows 7 upgrade advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...
Second, you can use a reinstallation DVD if it is a Windows 7 branded disk and not a recovery disk BUT you will need a new key to activate it since you cannot use the same one on two computers.
Third, if you are replacing Xp with windows 7, you must back up your data if it on the same drive, insert the disk, select custom, format the drive you had XP on and proceed with the install. (If you are keeping XP, select another drive and set up as a dual boot)

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#2
April 17, 2010 at 22:09:30
To clarify, you will need tp purchase a second licence if you already have a genuine Windows 7 dvd, or a new dvd in box. If it's branded, Dell, Acer, HP or whatever you will need a new copy of Windows 7.

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#3
April 17, 2010 at 22:17:59
you would better advised to do a clean install over XP (in My opinion) clean installs are always better, and you will have to do loads of updates on old XP programs so clean install, new programs and a fresh start, way to go.;-)

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
April 18, 2010 at 21:14:04
As I said:
"select custom, format the drive you had XP on and proceed with the install."
That's a clean install !!!!!

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