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 Post subject: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Hi Scott

I have been using Windows XP for a long time and I need to update. I was told that Windows 10 would be the way to go but after reading of some peoples experiences and some of what you have written about it on your forum, I am unsure of what I should do.

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) which I bought a while back but never used due to being so used to XP.

I would be grateful for any advice .

Thank you

Paul

PS : I have just got the latest Upgrading And Repairing PC's . I was really pleased that they have made the hard cover version available again.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Paul,

Thanks for buying the latest book! Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 so for now I still recommend using Windows 7, especially if you already paid for it. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Hi Scott


Many thanks for the fast reply. Just one more question if I may . Does Windows 7 give me the option to migrate all my XP files ?

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:41 pm 
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brakers wrote:
Does Windows 7 give me the option to migrate all my XP files ?

I only recommend clean OS installs. In the case of an OS change, I normally recommend first making one or (preferably) two backups, then removing the old (XP) drive and installing a new drive on which to install the new OS (Win7). Once the new OS installation is complete I would then re-connect the original drive as a secondary (or maybe even via a USB/eSATA enclosure) and copy any files immediately needed from the old drive to the new one. Basically this means that migrating/moving files is up to you. Note that this migration doesn't need to be performed in one operation, with the old drive left intact and attached any files contained therein can be made available as soon as you realize you need them. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:29 pm 
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Hi Scott

Many thanks. I will follow your advice

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:27 pm 
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brakers wrote:
Hi Scott

I have been using Windows XP for a long time and I need to update. I was told that Windows 10 would be the way to go but after reading of some peoples experiences and some of what you have written about it on your forum, I am unsure of what I should do.

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) which I bought a while back but never used due to being so used to XP.

I would be grateful for any advice .

Thank you

Paul

PS : I have just got the latest Upgrading And Repairing PC's . I was really pleased that they have made the hard cover version available again.



Is windows 10 still free.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:30 am 
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spiderman wrote:
Is windows 10 still free.

Yes. Scott.


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