Many of us out there chose not to get Windows Vista installed on our new computers. Many people downgraded from Vista to XP or ensured they bourght a computer with XP and not Vista. The problem now is with the introduction of Windows 7 plenty of XP users want to do a XP to Windows 7 upgrade. While it sounds great there is a little problem. Microsoft has not come out with a direct upgrade path to upgrade XP to Windows 7.
The big M is getting a little gruff out there for not providing an upgrade option for XP users. Microsoft said that because of how old XP is they can not provide a solid upgrade path between the two operating systems. I am still perplexed by this. I know of one company out there that provides software to do just that. So if this third party software vendor can do it then why not Microsoft. Follow the above link in this article to learn more about this little software program that can do the upgrade for you.
What Options do You have?
You can always just insert the Windows 7 disk and wipe out the XP operating system. If you went with this option you would first need to ensure you have backed up your personal files and settings and you would also have to re-install all your software programs. A good site to check out on backing up files and doing file transfers is this XP to Windows 7 file transfer site.
One option you do have is to upgrade to Vista and then upgrade again to Windows 7. However this option would require you to first purchase Vista. This is a far better option because the cost is far lower then purchasing an operating system that you never plan on using. That is why we recommend using the only software known to XP to Windows 7 upgrade.
I know I’m not the only one when I say Sucks to Your Asmare. However on the bright side plenty of people are liking Windows 7. Be sure and download the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser program first. It’s free from Microsoft and it will let you know if all your hardware and software programs are compatible. With any operating system upgrade you may need to install a few new or updated drivers so don’t expect all your devices to work right off the bat.