Xp to win7 upgrade?

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  1. itsmerts

    itsmerts MDL Novice

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    Greeting to all, and thanks in advance for any responses.
    With end of support for XP, I have more friends coming to me for upgrade help.
    I have been using the Win7 .iso's found here for quite some time, but I ALWAYS have done a custom/full install, with a loader afterwards.

    So my question is, can I use the upgrade option with a loader to avoid a clean install? The XP machines are activated, mostly OEM, some VL with a corporate key.

    I did search the boards a bit, but for some reason I think I remember reading to always do the clean install.

    Thanks again for any responses and help.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    As far as i remember correctly there is no direct upgrade path from XP to 7. That would need upgrading XP to Vista then Vista to 7 :g:. No guarantee for success either.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    I would go for a total fresh install.

    Backup all your important files.

    Hunt down the drivers for your board and graphics card, place on a USB ready to get things going properly.

    I rather enjoy doing a new install, I must do two or three per year on my machine. Keeps things smooth and clean. :cool:
     
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