How to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7?

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Mine is windows XP.

I want to upgrade it to windows 7.

What steps should I take for this up gradation process? 

Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
Answered By 0 points N/A #154267

How to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7?


Hello Chet,

Before you upgrade your PC from Windows XP to Win 7 You have to check your computers configurations.

Check whether you have the following specifications:-

  • 1Ghz or faster 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64) Processor
  • 1GB Ram for 32 bit or 2GB Ram for 64 bit
  • 16GB available hard disk space for 32 Bit or 20GB hard disk space for 64 Bit
  • DirectX9 graphic device with WDDM1.0 or higher driver
  • DVD WR or Rom

Those are the most important specifications you need.

Firstly you will need a External Hard drive, because you have to take a backup of your documents to another external hard drive. Otherwise you will lose your documents which you saved earlier.

Go to the following web site they will show you, how to do the upgrading your PC from Windows XP to Win 7.  

They will give you a chance to print it out.

Windows 7 system requirements

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Answered By 574765 points N/A #154268

How to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7?


Since the system specifications of Windows 7 are already posted above, I would just explain the process of installing or upgrading your Windows XP to Windows 7. Before upgrading your operating system make sure that all your programs and devices will still work on Windows 7. This means you need to check their compatibility with the new platform. To help you in verifying your system’s compatibility, you need first to download and install Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

Since the program requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, the setup wizard might ask you to install it. If you don’t have it yet on your computer, the wizard will automatically download it for you. Just follow the instructions to complete the installation. After the installation run the program. When the security warning dialog box appears, simply click Yes. After that click “Start check”. The scan might take a few minutes to finish. When the program is finished, read the report carefully and then follow the steps in fixing some issues if there are any.

If all problems are already fixed, download and install Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Easy Transfer. Make sure to select the correct version for your operating system. Run the program after the installation. This program requires that you have an extra external hard drive or USB flash drive to store the settings that the program will be saving. Select your external hard drive or USB flash drive and then click “This is my old computer”. This will then scan your computer. Simply follow the instructions on the screen then save the file on your external storage.

Next step is to begin the installation of Windows 7. If you’ve already downloaded the setup file then browse the folder where you save it then start the program. Accept the terms and then click Next. When prompted “Which type of installation do you want”, select Custom. Select the partition where Windows XP is installed then click Next. Simply click OK on the “Windows.old” dialog box. Follow the instructions until you are finished installing Windows 7. After the installation you need to transfer all the settings from the external storage to the newly installed Windows 7.

Connect first the external storage or the USB flash drive where you previously saved the settings of Windows XP to your computer. Next, click Start, Computer, and then under Hard Disk Drives double-click your USB flash drive. Browse the location where you saved “Windows Easy Transfer – Items from old computer” and then double-click it. Follow the instructions in restoring the settings and configurations. Finally, reinstall all your programs and then update all the drivers. If it’s still kind of confusing, visit Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Answered By 50 points N/A #154269

How to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7?


Hi mates, I was under the impression that I have come to this site and techyv experts would help me and I really have gotten the right logic from you guys.

Gayronwatu, your explanation helped me to know what specifications needed to be upgraded on my PC. Sharath, your explanation of the process of installing or upgrading my Windows XP to Windows 7 was very easy to use.

The links that you provided helped me to update all the drivers. It is very easy to download all the drivers.

As a result of your help now I am able to upgrade my PC easily from Windows XP to Windows 7 which was a Herculean task for me before studying your comments.

With good grace I only say,

Thanks guys.

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