Win 7upgrade and XP

  redeyenewby 17:56 PM 13 Jun 11

My PC has XP SP3 installed but I also purshased a Win 7 which I was told was a standalone programme. I would like to add W7 to my PC to run both os but in looking at the W7 box it stated it is an upgrade. Is there any way I can install W7 whilst still retaining XP? Thank you.

  chub_tor 18:20 PM 13 Jun 11

You will need to partition your hard drive into two with C: being the drive with XP on it then you can do a clean install of Windows 7 on the new D partition See Here and See Here

  iscanut2 18:59 PM 13 Jun 11

If you follow chub_tor's advice, you will have to buy a full version of Win7 as your upgrade version will not be of use.

  chub_tor 20:38 PM 13 Jun 11


If you look at the first link I gave you will see it is entitled Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media so a full version is not needed. I have done this myself several times, it is completely legal according to Microsoft and the procedure works.

  iscanut2 22:26 PM 13 Jun 11

Thanks...did not look at your link....sorry to confuse on my ignorance !


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