Can anyone advise please.I have bought a genuine windows 7 disc with product code, can I put this straight onto my pc which is running on windows xp at the moment or do I need to do anything else first?
What I did was to copy all "My Documents" folders,Favourites etc. to an external HD. Formatted C: Drive with 2 Partitions :C for system (100Gig) and F: (in my case) for Data. Then a "Clean install" into C: of W7 and other programmes - ATI, Photoshop, Printers etc.Then imported "My Docs" into F: partition and "told" the W7 library system where to find them. Don't forget Outlook Express does not work in W7 so dacide what Mail system to use (I now use Outlook 2007) but Windows Live Mail is another choice. Then Google to see how to keep and transfer your e Mail before formatting. I also , before the format,downloaded to the external HD all the drivers I needed for TV tuner, Scanners etc, to save time.I assume you have run the MS W7 advisor to check your soft and hardware is OK?