Broken XP to W7 OS change?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by varenn, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. varenn

    varenn MDL Novice

    Aug 21, 2010
    So recently my AVG ran out, a few days later, i turn my computer on to find I have a fake AV virus. I google the problem and eventually get rid of it, and then yesterday I installed my AVG and it was working and everything was magical.

    Today I turned on my computer and AVG resident shield is picking up like 30-40 system32, winlogon and eexplorer viruses saying that they cannot be deleted. So i restarted my computer and now it won't even go into my logon screen. it just turns black and then restarts.

    i've been meaning to upgrade to W7 for a while and as my computer is rendered useless now i finally want to do it. is it possible for me to recover my XP at all? or do i have to re-do everything and if so, can i put windows 7 on it w/o having to pay for it?

    thanks in advance.

    P.S. I don't have the XP installer disk.
  2. calatheamartinez

    calatheamartinez MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2010
    No you cant recover your windows xp. actually in the installation time it is remove all old file and create all new file for new windows. so there is no any option that you can recover your windows xp
  3. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow MDL Junior Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    I'd say your XP installation is hosed beyond the effort of repair.
    The user data ( My documents, music, pictures etc ) ought to be recoverable.

    I'd personally buy a new HDD ,swap it in place of the old XP drive.
    Perform a clean fresh win7 installation on the new drive.
    Then re-connect the old XP drive to a secondary HDD connector on your system.
    Then pick through the bones of the old disk, and copy across whatever you want to keep.
    Copy only data files, don't attempt to copy program installations.
    You need to perform clean fresh installations of the programs.

    Then, once you have salvaged what you want, you can format the old XP drive and call it a spare data drive. Either leave it in, or disconnect it.