12/30. HOW TO UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS XP TO WINDOWS 7

Windows 7 will not automatically upgrade from XP, which means that you have to uninstall Windows XP before you can install Windows 7.

1 Run Windows Easy Transfer on your Windows XP PC.

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For best results, transfer your files and settings to a portable hard drive. Then unplug the portable drive and set it aside for later.

2 Rename your Windows XP drive.

This step isn’t necessary, but it helps to keep things straight later. Click Start→My Computer, and then right-click your C drive. Choose Rename, type XP, and press Enter.

3 Insert the Windows 7 DVD and restart your PC.

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Your PC should boot directly from the Windows 7 DVD, but you might have to press a key to tell your PC to boot from the DVD drive.

4 Click Next.

This will install everything in English, including menu language, keyboard layout, and currency symbols.

5 Click the Install Now button.

6 Read the License Agreement,

select the I Accept the License Terms check box, and click Next.

7 Choose Custom (Advanced) — not Upgrade.

The Custom option lists your PC’s partitions and/or drives.

8 Click your Windows XP drive, click Drive Options (Advanced), click Format, and click OK to approve the format process. Then click Next.

Clicking Format completely erases everything on the XP drive. There’s no going back after you finish this step, so make sure you’ve backed up all your files.

9 After the formatting is complete, click Next.

Windows 7 begins installing itself on your old Windows XP drive. It should take about 10 to 30 minutes.

10 Enter your user name and a name for your PC and click Next.

These names can be anything you want.

11 Type and retype a password, then type a password hint, and then click Next.

The password hint should be a phrase that reminds you of your password but doesn’t give it away.

12 Type your product key and click Next.

The product key usually lives on a little sticker affixed to the CD’s packaging.If you’re reinstalling a version of Windows 7 that came pre-installed on your PC, look for the product key printed on a sticker affixed to the side or back of your PC.

13 Choose Use Recommended Settings.

This allows Windows to visit the Internet to update itself with security patches, warn you of suspicious Web sites, check for troubleshooting information, and send technical information to Microsoft to fine-tune Windows’ performance.

14 Confirm the time and date settings and then click Next.

Windows 7 usually guesses these correctly.

15 If you’re connected to a network, choose your PC’s location.

Windows 7 gives you options: Home, Work, or Public. This setting dictates the security level, so be sure to choose correctly.

16 Run windows Easy Transfer and restore data

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