can i upgrade my laptop from windows xp to windows 7 ultimate?

@alex8288 (292)
October 15, 2010 8:02pm CST
hello guys. my brother moved from windows vista to windows 7 but what he did is reformat his drive c:\ then install a fresh copy of windows 7 ultimate. what i want to do is just upgrade my laptop from windows xp to windows 7 without reformatting is that possible?
5 responses
• Malaysia
16 Oct 10
From Vista to Windows 7, it's quite possible (you'll need to insert the CD and see if your computer can support the "Upgrade" option for that to happen). However, you cannot upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 without formatting your computer completely. The reason for this is that Windows 7 is built on a completely different platform compared to Windows XP. So if you're coming from Windows XP to Windows 7, it's time to backup your data before you install. Good luck!
@alex8288 (292)
• Philippines
16 Oct 10
uggg...need to backup everything.....can i just reformat my c:\? whats the minimum requirements for windows 7? thankyou for the reply
@vivekan (93)
• India
1 Nov 10
yes friend you can upgrade.But it is not good idea.It is slow and complicated process.I prefer you to format the system and install windows 7. Windows 7 installation is more quicker than xp
• Ireland
18 Oct 10
if your brother has vista then upgrade your xp to vista and then vista to seven
• India
16 Oct 10
When you are doing an upgrade using windows 7 cd you cannot install 64 bit windows 7 if your vista operating system currently installed is 32 bit.Otherwise n problem. If you are currently having 32 bit vista installed on your pc you have to format and use the bootable windows 7 cd to install 64bit os.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
16 Oct 10
What naokokensaku said is correct. You can just upgrade to Windows 7 if you have Vista, but it can't be done that way from XP.