How to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7?

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  1. dreary macrumors regular

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    i currently have windows xp, and i bought a windows 7 upgrade disc, so i was wondering how does that work? do I upgrade while booted in windows xp or what?
     
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  3. dreary thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the link, but i'm already confused. :p

    when i click on the windows 7 upgrade disk in my drive, it says installation disk does not support your current windows os, or whatever. what do i do now?
     
  4. Hackint0sh macrumors member

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    I don't think it's possible to "upgrade" fro XP to 7. You basically end up with a machine that needs all of your apps and everything re-instaleld again.

    Haven't tried it myself.....so I could be wrong.
     
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    Since You will lose all your apps anyhow, most people want to do a clean install of 7 with their upgrade media as described in this guide. http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

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