3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 3:37 PM by John Gibson1
Philippe Morin Level 1 (0 points)

The article state that I can use an "upgrade" disc, but will it work if the only "full retail" license of Windows I have is Windows XP pre-servicepacks? To be clear, I have a Windows XP disc (pre-servicepacks), a Windows Vista upgrade disc, and a Windows 7 upgrade disc.


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  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,925 points)

    You can't install XP so that won't work, you'll need to buy a full copy of Windows 7

  • John Gibson1 Level 1 (0 points)

    can I use a windows 7 upgrade disk If I have a full copy of XP?

    and are are there any special procedures to follow to run the upgrade or do I just treat as a PC with xp running the 7 upgrade?

     

    thanks

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,925 points)

    John Gibson1 wrote:

     

    can I use a windows 7 upgrade disk If I have a full copy of XP?

    and are are there any special procedures to follow to run the upgrade or do I just treat as a PC with xp running the 7 upgrade?

     

    thanks

    No

     

    You can't install XP, so you can't upgrade it to 7

  • John Gibson1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Clarification

    windows XP is already installed and working fine on my machine.

    with that being the case can I

    A) upgrade to 7 with just an upgrade disk Yes or no?

     

    If No

    B) can I do an upgrade via full version of 7

     

    If Yes to either A or B How?

    what is the proceedure.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,925 points)

    Yes (usually) that is a supported route. But you will still have to delete the existing install and reinstall everything you need.

     

    I'd take A, and B works too ...