Hey, I am looking to see if there is a way for me to go from Windows XP to Windows 7 without having to format my hard drive, is this possible or will a format be required? Thanks for the help
that depends on how space you have you could if you have enough space GB. install it over xp and after 7 installs delete the unnecassary xp files. another thing you could do is to create a partition which you then install windows 7 onto that and then you could dual boot xp. if you have 2 hdds you could also dual boot like that by installing 7 to one of the hdds and leave xp untouched on the other.
But wouldn't that mean I will have to get rid of xp on the other or I will be unable to access it via a slave drive?
How many partitions do you have? only C: or also you have more and you can access lets say D: partition?
Also what is the size of those partitions?
As I remember, you can upgrade to Vista and then to Windows 7 without problems, but to buy Vista just to upgrade to 7 would be stupid..
Personally I would format everything, install a fresh copy of Windows 7 and before that you could backup the files you really need to some external HDD if you have one.
You can have a look at these links:
Read this : http://betanews.com/2009/02/23/windows-xp-to-windows-7-upgrades-difficult-but-not-impossible/
Seems that it's possible, albeit not so easy.
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