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Upgrade to Windows 7 and 64 bit computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by moon, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. moon

    moon Flightless Bird

    I am currently using Windows XP Pro (32 bit). If I upgrade to a new 64 bit
    computer with Windows 7, will I be able to use my two external hard drives
    and their 32-bit Windows XP content on the new computer with Windows 7?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "moon" <moon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1C037CD2-E6DD-4D79-9183-A25D9A91598C@microsoft.com...
    > I am currently using Windows XP Pro (32 bit). If I upgrade to a new 64 bit
    > computer with Windows 7, will I be able to use my two external hard drives
    > and their 32-bit Windows XP content on the new computer with Windows 7?
    >
    > Thank you.


    If you mean "data files" when you say "content" then the answer is yes.
    However, a fresh installation of Windows 7 would give you a far better
    product than an upgrade from WinXP.
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 08:01:10 +0200, "Pegasus [MVP]"
    <news@microsoft.com> wrote:


    > "moon" <moon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1C037CD2-E6DD-4D79-9183-A25D9A91598C@microsoft.com...
    > > I am currently using Windows XP Pro (32 bit). If I upgrade to a new 64 bit
    > > computer with Windows 7, will I be able to use my two external hard drives
    > > and their 32-bit Windows XP content on the new computer with Windows 7?
    > >
    > > Thank you.

    >
    > If you mean "data files" when you say "content" then the answer is yes.
    > However, a fresh installation of Windows 7 would give you a far better
    > product than an upgrade from WinXP.




    A clean installation is the only thing possible. An upgrade from XP to
    Windows 7 is not possible, nor is an upgrade from any 32-bit version
    to any 64-bit version possible.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  4. moon

    moon Flightless Bird

    Thank you Pegasus and Ken for your responses. I will go on and get a new
    64-bit computer with Windows 7.


    "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

    > On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 08:01:10 +0200, "Pegasus [MVP]"
    > <news@microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > > "moon" <moon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:1C037CD2-E6DD-4D79-9183-A25D9A91598C@microsoft.com...
    > > > I am currently using Windows XP Pro (32 bit). If I upgrade to a new 64 bit
    > > > computer with Windows 7, will I be able to use my two external hard drives
    > > > and their 32-bit Windows XP content on the new computer with Windows 7?
    > > >
    > > > Thank you.

    > >
    > > If you mean "data files" when you say "content" then the answer is yes.
    > > However, a fresh installation of Windows 7 would give you a far better
    > > product than an upgrade from WinXP.

    >
    >
    >
    > A clean installation is the only thing possible. An upgrade from XP to
    > Windows 7 is not possible, nor is an upgrade from any 32-bit version
    > to any 64-bit version possible.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > .
    >
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:31:02 -0700, moon
    <moon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > Thank you Pegasus and Ken for your responses. I will go on and get a new
    > 64-bit computer with Windows 7.



    You're welcome. Glad to help.



    > "Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:
    >
    > > On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 08:01:10 +0200, "Pegasus [MVP]"
    > > <news@microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > > "moon" <moon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:1C037CD2-E6DD-4D79-9183-A25D9A91598C@microsoft.com...
    > > > > I am currently using Windows XP Pro (32 bit). If I upgrade to a new 64 bit
    > > > > computer with Windows 7, will I be able to use my two external hard drives
    > > > > and their 32-bit Windows XP content on the new computer with Windows 7?
    > > > >
    > > > > Thank you.
    > > >
    > > > If you mean "data files" when you say "content" then the answer is yes.
    > > > However, a fresh installation of Windows 7 would give you a far better
    > > > product than an upgrade from WinXP.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > A clean installation is the only thing possible. An upgrade from XP to
    > > Windows 7 is not possible, nor is an upgrade from any 32-bit version
    > > to any 64-bit version possible.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > > .
    > >


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     

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