Today, I am very happy to tell to everybody an important problem about windows xp - the most popular operating system in the world. But that is changing to windows 7 and windows 8. So upgrading to windows 7 and windows 8 is very important.
I will give you the instruction to do this step by step: Firstly, upgrade to windows 7.
Step 1 : Make sure that your programs and devices will work with Windows 7
Download and install Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Follow the steps below to download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
1. Go to My project to download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
2. Click Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor which is compatible with your computer (32bit or 64bit).
3. Click Download, and then save the installation file to your PC.
4. Double-click the installation file saved to your PC.
If you're asked to install .NET 2.0
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor requires .NET Framework 2.0. If your computer doesn't have it installed, follow these steps. If you're not asked to install .NET 2.0, you can skip this and proceed to step 5.
1. Click Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. If you agree to the license terms, click Install.
4. Click Finish.
5. If you agree to the license terms, click Install.
6. Click Close.
If you see a pre-selected check box, clicking Close will run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
1. If Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor isn't already running, double-click the Windows 7 Upgrade
Advisor shortcut on your PC's desktop.
2. In the security warning dialog box, click Yes.
3. Click Start check. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will scan your PC's hardware, devices, and installed software. This might take a few minutes. When finished, it will provide you with a compatibility report that you can print or save for your reference.
4. Read the report carefully, and make note of any issues that the Upgrade Advisor finds and what the recommended steps are to fix these issues.
5. If you want to save the report and print or refer to it later, click Save Report, type a name in the File Name box, and then click Save.
6. Click Close.
You can scan your PC more than once. We recommend running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor again after taking any of the recommended steps or making any changes to your PC's hardware, devices, or installed software before upgrading to Windows 7. Be sure to save your updated report.
Step 2: Moving files and settings, and gathering your program discs
I think you should use Windows Easy Transfer, a free download, to help you move your files and settings to another location before you install Windows 7. Then, you can use Windows Easy Transfer again to move your files and settings back to your PC after Windows installation is completed.
If you don't use Windows Easy Transfer, you'll need to copy your files manually to an external location, such as CDs, DVDs, an external hard disk, or a USB flash drive before installing Windows 7, and then move them back after Windows installation is completed.
Download and install Windows Easy Transfer
1. Download Windows Easy Transfer from the My project. If you're running a 32-bit version of Windows XP, under For Windows XP, click Download 32-bit. If you're running a 64-bit version of Windows XP, click Download 64-bit.
2. On the Microsoft Download Center webpage, click Download, and then click Run.
3. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Run.
4. In the Software Update Installation Wizard, click Next.
5. If you agree to the license terms, select I Agree, and then click Next.
6. After installation is complete, click Finish.
Open and run Windows Easy Transfer to save your files and settings
1. Make sure your external hard disk or other storage device is connected to your computer.
2. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7.
3. Click Next.
4. Select An external hard disk or USB flash drive.
5. Click This is my old computer, and then wait while Windows Easy Transfer scans the computer.
6. Clear the check boxes next to any user accounts that you don't want to transfer data from, and then click Next.
7. Enter and retype a password, and then write it down and keep it in a safe place; or leave the boxes blank, and then click Save.
8. Browse to the external hard disk or other storage device where you want to save your Easy
Transfer file, and then click Save.
Step 3: Install Windows 7 directly on windows xp partition (C partition) with Custom option.
You can see Step 1, 2, 3 with instruction video below:
Step 4: Moving your files and settings back to your computer using windows easy transfer.
Click the Start button and type to search windows easy transfer and click transfer.
You can see video below:
You can see video below:
Step 5: Reinstall your programs and update drivers
After you’ve run Windows Easy Transfer and your files and settings are back on your computer, you can
reinstall your programs and check for new or updated drivers.
Windows Easy Transfer provides a report detailing the programs you used in Windows XP that you might want to reinstall. To reinstall your programs, you'll need to use the installation discs or setup files that you gathered earlier.
Secondly, Upgrade to Windows 8:
Before upgrading to Windows 8, we recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.
If your PC is currently running Windows 7, your files, apps, and settings will easily transfer toWindows 8. If your PC is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you'll need to reinstall your apps after you upgrade.
What does Upgrade Assistant do?
There are four main things that Upgrade Assistant does:
1. It scans your hardware, apps, and connected devices to see if they'll work with Windows 8. Make sure all the peripheral devices that you need to work with your PC, like printers and monitors, are connected to your PC and turned on before you run Upgrade Assistant.
Upgrade Assistant checks your PC hardware to see if it meets the Windows 8 system requirements to install on your PC, including features of the processor such as CPU speed, PAE, NX, and SSE2, as well as RAM size and hard drive capacity. It also checks for compatibility of your currently installed apps and devices.
2. It provides a compatibility report. Windows 8 generally works with the same apps and devices that work with Windows 7, but in some cases, a product might need an update, or you might need to uninstall and reinstall it after you upgrade. The compatibility report lists your apps and devices that will work in Windows 8, those that might not work, and what you can do to get them working again after you upgrade. If some of your apps and devices aren’t listed, it might be because we don't have compatibility info for that product yet. For more info on specific products, check the Windows Compatibility Center, or contact the product manufacturer.
3. You can save or print the compatibility report to use later. Unless you choose the option to "keep nothing" during the upgrade, you'll be able to find the report on your desktop after the upgrade. For more info, see Get your apps and devices working in Windows 8.
4. It checks your PC for support of certain features. Specifically: the Windows Store, snap, secure boot, and multitouch. If your PC doesn't support one or more of these features you'll see a warning. You'll still be able to install Windows 8, but specific features won't be available to you.
It provides the option to buy, download, and install Windows 8. If your PC is ready to go, Upgrade Assistant provides a recommendation on which edition to buy, and walks you through the steps to upgrade.
I recommend you two options:
Buy an upgrade version of Windows 8
Buy a full version of Windows 8Download Full guide documentation (PDF)
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