Question about Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade Version for PC (7KC-00040)
Can i convert from xp service pack 2 to windows 7 professional,without converting to vista first?
I do not agree with going to 8.1 - good bet your hardware will not support it well. I was going to do an XP to 7 upgrade but found the Win 7 upgrade adviser did a good job of checking my hardware and warning me my video card was not supported. I got to use Win 7 at work and became very comfortable with it quickly - a fairly easy transition from XP. Since my system was maxed out at the time, I bought a new mobo and CPU combo with integrated video and LAN and am glad I did - it runs great - over the years I've upgraded RAM, drives and recently had to replace my mobo and it is running better than ever - I will not give up Win 7 for some time - I believe Microsoft has stated it will be supported until 2020. However, as the trolls have stated - you will need a valid Win 7 key and you will need to be sure to get service Pack 1 to ensure support until 2020. Of course some software and some hardware may be out of luck going to Win 7 - I had an older HP scanner that had no drivers beyond XP. Meanwhile, I did not lose any significant software. I ran Office 2003 then 2007 for some time until I moved to Office 2010. I think Paintshop Pro was my only major software loss.
Frankly, Win 10 runs fairly well on older machines - you may want to go to 7 then go to 10 which will be free until this July. It depends on your hardware - I've been running Win 10 on an old Lenovo i3 based laptop upgraded from Win 7 and everything is fine. From what I've seen Win 10 has better older hardware support than Win 8/8.1.
Posted on Mar 12, 2016
You can, but thorough backup of all your XP stuff is needed first, as you will lose much of it. Here is the detailed MS guide
Unless you have a genuine copy of W7 already, I'd recommend going to W8.1 , as it has now stabilised and will be supported for much longer than W7. However your hardware would need to be good enough. From XP there is no automated way to check this, instead
Posted on Aug 14, 2015
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 10, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...
on Mar 31, 2010 | Cameras
Feb 26, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...
Jan 11, 2011 | Acer Aspire M5100 AM5100-U5313A AMD...
Nov 15, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook
Feb 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Nov 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...
Oct 12, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
495 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: