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Upgrade from Windows XP Pro 32 bit to Windows 7


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waynf

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Wonder if i would be able to oupgrade to windows 7 with the attributes of my Windows XP system.

 

Operating system: Windows XP Pro

Ram: 1 gig

Hard Drive: 80 gigs

AMD Semprom Processor 3000+ 1.61 Ghz

                                                    


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Microsoft.com > Windows 7 System Requirements


If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


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MIcrosoft.com > Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

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Sorry for the hijack, but this topic got me to thinking about an older XP box I have that will support Win7. I'm having a hard time finding a legit copy of Win7 that doesn't come with a disclaimer such as this:

 

"Disclaimer: Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings."

 

I just need software for an existing PC and don't want to run into trouble when it comes to registering the software.

 

Thanks


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I've used OEM System Builder versions of Windows 7 many times, never a problem. Just remember once you install it, it's tied to that hardware and can't legally be moved to another.


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+1


Edited by SpywareDr, 31 May 2014 - 06:57 AM.

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Awesome,thanks for the tip!


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