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I am planning to update to Windows 7 Home Premium

by Darrell / January 31, 2011 6:44 PM PST

I have a DELL Optiplex GX 620. Since it was sold in 2005, will an new HD 160 GB vs the 80 GB I have now plus t second 2 GB memory stick = 4096MB. After seeing the comparisons between 32bit and 64bit, I plan to go to 32bit. Already have WINXP Home Edition that states all should be removed except F2 and F12.
A man who had repaired the original WINXP Professional said it is for newer machines. Darrell

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Re: upgrading
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 6:48 PM PST

Two questions:
1. What does the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor say about your machine?
2. I've never seen XP stating "remove all except F2 and F12". Can you tell more about that?

As you've got no questions I've got no answers.


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And your question?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 6:51 PM PST

You didn't say.

I'm confused though. You said "Already have WINXP Home Edition that states all should be removed except F2 and F12". What is F2 and F12, other than keyboard function keys? How would those be removed?

How did the compatibility test go for the upgrade from Win XP to Win 7?

You do realise that there is no 'upgrade' from Win XP to Win 7?

Can I upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows?
-> From Windows XP or below, no; a clean installation will be required.

In view of that, make sure you have a plan for re-installing XP if the install of Win 7 fails.


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Re: upgrade
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 7:04 PM PST
In reply to: And your question?

That's why I decided to buy a new PC for Windows 7 in stead of updating my XP PC (from 2007). I found it very convenient to have enough time to switch (it took me a week to set it up enough to start using it) and the old PC still is available. Quite useful to copy things I forgot to backup and have a look at the occasional userid stored in a cookie. With a clean install on the same machine that would have been more difficult.

If my old PC was from 2005, I'd even be more inclined to do it that way. It seems Darrell isn't.


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I agree
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2011 7:15 PM PST
In reply to: Re: upgrade

It's a risky business, moving from XP to Win 7 on an older machine; on any machine in fact.


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