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Windows 7 Over Top Of Windows Xp?

Postby Willmar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Here's my scenario. I just got a bunch of new parts for my computer. After I put everything in, I'm going to reuse my old hard drive, which has windows XP on it. Will the setup ask me if I want to put all my stuff in windows.old? or will it delete everything and start new?

I need to know soon, because I don't want to waste time backing all my stuff up if I don't have to.
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Windows 7 Over Top Of Windows Xp?

Postby Kermichaef » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Well,that's a hard situation.Windows Xp can't UPGRADE(windows.old) to Win 7,without doing a fresh install.

Though,If you install vista,then do windows 7,then yes,just upgrade and you'll keep all your data. Hope this helped.
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Postby Ainmire » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 am

Usually it keeps a copy of everything when u upgrade the windows. If u have time plz get a copy of your stuff only if necessary. If your stuff is full if movies song. Dint worry about them you can find better than those.

The windows never autimatically deletes or remives ur fikes unless it askes you and you confirm it.

Good luck. But be very carefull.
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Postby taye7 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:59 pm

There is no upgrade path from XP to Win 7.
You will need to back your stuff up because it's going to completely wipe your HD.
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