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