Posted by: bhalley | 06/11/2010

Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade

Many you have been waiting for a good Windows XP replacement because of the horror’s you heard about Windows Vista.  So now Windows 7 is out and you have heard this is the one to upgrade to now, but you can’t upgrade XP to Windows 7.  There is a utility that is included on the Windows 7 disc to backup settings and files before you upgrade and here is how to do it.  They do mention that if possible you should back-up your entire hard drive before you upgrade.

I strongly recommend that along with the utility backup from the install disc, that instead of backing-up the entire hard drive as they recommend is to pull your current hard drive and put a new hard drive in your computer.  This way you keep you disc with all its contents and setup in tact.

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  1. After trying Windows7, I’m sticking with XP on all my machines. There is no good reason to upgrade, and many good reasons not to. Whenever I get around to discarding my XP computer, I’ll get whatever comes with its replacement. Until then, I salute Microsoft with my middle finger.

    P.S. Thank you Microsoft for not allowing XP users to run IE9. I sincerely mean that. Thanks to you, I’ve discovered Opera. WOOHOO, no more Microsoft browsers for me. YAY! IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!

    • I have been using Opera for sometime myself. I only use IE for the sites that don’t work under Opera. I have been impressed with its low footprint required in memory. I have also had a problem with my IE due to an add-in that I can’t seem to resolve and even restoring to default won’t resolve it. The only recourse is to reload. One thing to check is if your system will support Windows 7 XP Mode. Then you can have your old and new on one machine. I agree on the IE9 not working on XP. So much for the customer (user) is right.


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