Upgrading Windows® XP to Windows® 7
Get to know more about upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7
Windows 7 introduced a number of advanced features. Windows 7 was intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being compatible with most of the applications. Windows 7 supports network virtualization which is the process of uniting network resources and hardware components in to a single software based entity. Windows XP mode is another feature of Windows 7. With the help of XP mode in Windows 7 you can carry out any risky application without any danger to your computer. You can install fonts in various ways. One way to install fonts is copy the fonts to the font folder.
Following is information about upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7:
- Direct Upgrade
- Install in Different Partition
System requirements for installing Windows 7 in your system includes 1 GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor. You also need to have 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of free hard disk space. Other requirements include DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher, Internet access, DVD drive etc. You can check the system requirements for installing Windows 7 from Microsoft website.
You can upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 using the installation DVD. If you choose this mode, you could get all the applications that you have installed in your Windows XP operating system. This method does not require an additional partition. It is simpler compared to other installation options. You need to ensure the size of your primary partition. You need to have at least 16MB of free hard disk.
You can install your Windows 7 in a different partition by keeping your Windows XP. To do this you need to create a partition. If you use this installation option you need to install all the applications and device drivers after installation. You can also install Windows 7 in the same partition which you have installed the Windows XP. To do this you need to format the primary partition.
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