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Update XP to Win 7 - New Harddrive?


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cru105s

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Hi all,
I wish to upgrade XP Media centre to Windows 7 Ultimate ( purchasing upgrade version)
I already have two Sata hard drives but they are getting to the point of being full.
My question is can I fit a new Sata hard drive and install the upgrade to this drive as it will not overwritng either XP O/S or my files on that hard drive.

Is it possible?

Is it a problem leaving the Old XP O/S?

Pentium D 3GHz
2gb ram
500gb Hard drive (2 x 250gb)
9600 GT Graphics

Thanks in advance. :)

Edited by cru105s, 15 November 2009 - 04:25 AM.

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Neil Jones

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In order...

Yes you can.
Yes it is.
No it isn't.
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Thanks Neil,
Will this installation then mean I receive a dual boot screen on boot?
If so can I stop this.
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Doing it in this fashion will give you a dual boot option.
You can avoid this by disconnecting the hard drive with XP on it, installing 7 to the new drive and reconnecting the old one.
Your machine will almost certainly have a Boot Menu option that you can use to boot from whichever drive you want.
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