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Can I boot from XP to W 7 Prof. 32 bit or 64 bit

by steve3467 / January 9, 2015 12:00 AM PST

Need to know if I can boot from Windows XP to Windows
7 Professional 32 bit or 64 bit or Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit or 64 bit or anything else that is required for booting up? Steve

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Clarification Request
If you're talking about dual boot, yes you can.
by wpgwpg / January 9, 2015 12:14 AM PST

You need to put Windows 7 on a separate partition to do this. Then you get a little menu when you boot up that asks you which system you want to boot. It works well.

Good luck.

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(NT) Good! Thanks
by steve3467 / January 14, 2015 6:28 AM PST

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try this
by vembutech / January 14, 2015 3:36 AM PST

Hi, as you said, that you need to boot your machine on Wind 7. Little confused, If you are asking for the dual boot means, you can go ahead and install the Windows 7 in another partition so that you can use both Windows XP and 7 in same machine.

Else if you want to upgrade your OS from Windows XP to Windows 7, you need to upgrade your service pack then you need to upgrade to Windows 7. To know more information, check the below link.

Windows XP to Windows 7 step by step instruction

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Re: XP to 7
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 14, 2015 3:53 AM PST
In reply to: try this

It's not necessary to upgrade to SP3 before doing it. From Vista to W7 was an upgrade, but from XP it is a clean install, totally overwriting the old XP. So everything you install on will be deleted later.


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(NT) Thanks for your imput, now I just have to fine time to do it
by steve3467 / January 14, 2015 6:25 AM PST
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(NT) Will these system work properly with the XP Mother board?
by steve3467 / January 9, 2015 9:44 PM PST
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The OS will work properly.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2015 2:57 AM PST

But if there are drivers missing for say the Audio, we can fix that with some USB Audio stick under 10 bucks.

Remember you have to define things to the tee. That is, the OS will install and run just fine, but you may not get the full multimedia experience, etc.

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Re: motherboard
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 10, 2015 3:05 AM PST

Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor (download from Microsoft) to check your hardware and programs for compatibility?


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By all means take Kees' suggestion & run MS upgrade advisor
by wpgwpg / January 10, 2015 3:33 AM PST

Download the MS Windows 7 upgrade advisor from here and run it to see what is compatible with your system and what is not. It's a free download and running it BEFORE you buy & try to install Windows 7 will save you a lot of grief.

Good luck.

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