Win 7upgrade and XP

  redeyenewby 13 Jun 11
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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 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 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 13 Jun 11

iscanut

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 13 Jun 11

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

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