Don't be too quick to sell it. As happens so frequently, people become a little disillusioned with the 'new' and return to the 'old'. I know that '7' has had some good reports and it appears to be the more natural follower of XP, all I'm saying is hang on to your XP disc for a while.
Terry Brown, most hardware will work (unless they are a good few years), & the good thing is that you can still install the RC for free to confirm this - to download click here.
All you need is some a spare partition on your current hard drive, or a spare hard drive (even 20Gb will do). And set it up to dual-boot with your current OS - Win7 apparently does this automatically anyway, but here are a few guides just to be sure you get it right: click here / click here / click here. G
I agree keep the XP Cd until after trying Windows 7 for a while.
Crossbow7 There is a way to set Windows 7 up without having to create a physical partition and dual booting, by using a Virtual Hard drive on your current setup, click here shows you how to do it. I've tried it myself on my notebook and it works perfectly, I haven't however tried uninstalling it and removing the virtual drive, so I can't comment on how hard/easy this may be, but it seems quite straight forward to do.
For anyone with just the one computer, or no full system backup option in place, it might be wise to install it on another hard drive and switch to it from either the BIOS if that is an option on your system, or switch to the drive physically by switching power and data leads in order to try it out.
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