Why can’t we directly upgrade to Windows 7 from XP?

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I want to upgrade my PC which has Windows XP currently as the Operating System. But, it is said that a user cannot directly upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP. Why? What are the reasons behind the unavailability of direct upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP. Will this problem arise with the new MS OS?

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Why can’t we directly upgrade to Windows 7 from XP?


Windows 7 is completely different than Windows XP and installing it from the default upgrading mode isn’t good way. The best solution is to install Windows 7 from the boot menu.

Booting from the installation source, you’ll have better control and easier way to install the OS completely fresh. But before that, backup all your files to a safe place.

Using USB drive is recommended as it’ll increase the speed. You can use WiNToBootic, Rufus etc. for creating a bootable USB.

Next, install the Windows in the partition of Windows XP’s installation. Don’t forget to format the partition. Learn how to install Windows 7.

There’s nothing to fear about the installation. It’s made the most simple ever.

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