Updating windows xp home to windows xp professional
Some folks who apparently have a pile of operating systems discs have proposed that one could upgrade from XP to Vista, then from Vista to Windows 7, but I think that's insane.Most PC experts will recommend you start fresh and "pave" your machine anyway.
Windows XP is still loved by many people, and still runs on millions of PCs and laptops.I think this is a hassle, but in the case of XP to 7, it's necessary.I was asked to "upgrade" a relative's machine from Windows XP to Windows 7, so I figured this was a good time to write-up the experience in case it helps others.Microsoft offers the following resources: Doing a Windows backup is one of the smartest things you can do to protect the important information, photos, music and critical data on your computer Backups should include email, internet bookmarks, work files, data files from finance programs like Quicken, digital photos and anything else you can’t afford to loose.You can easily copy all your files to a CD or another computer on your home network.As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform.
Users may still continue to use Java 8 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but we can no longer provide complete guarantees for Java on Windows XP, since the OS is no longer being updated by Microsoft.
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As we often say, you'd be surprised at how much your computer appears to speed up when you install Windows fresh.