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Upgrade From XP to Win 7


DAKAR

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Hi all I am going to upgrade from xp to windows 7,I have run windows upgrade advisor and it appears I can upgrade my my pc but I will need at least 16GB of free space which I dont have. My question is what exactly do I need to carry out this upgrade,and where do you guys suggest the best place to buy all the necessary software etc? Thanks Dakar

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Jock1e

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Amazon is as cheap as any and has free delivery.

How big is the hard drive that you have at the moment. Not sure but upgrading to W/7 will that not clear everything that you have on your hard drive at the moment and will act like a fresh install.

As long as you don't take any programs with you that is the way it should work.

Worked like that for me when upgrading to W/8 from W/7.

I am sure someone will be able to give you the proper advice that you need.

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iscanut2

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Upgrade will not clear any programs or data, so you will need to clear up some space yourself. You could buy a cheap USB external hard drive and move any data ( word files, photos, music etc ) and once upgrade is complete, see what space you have and move back or just leave on the external drive. The Win 7 upgrade software is just over £100 on Amazon.

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lotvic

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You can't upgrade XP to W7 in the same way as you can Vista.

You have to choose 'Custom' and then pc restarts and does a clean install.

Here is the five step tutorial click here

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iscanut2

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Sorry about misinformation about program files...

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DAKAR

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Thanks guys Sorry about delay but any idea why no notification any more like old times. I will follow all your suggestions,once again Thanks Regards Dakar

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