I have a PC which currently has Win XP on one partition and Vista on the other (both are 250Gb partitions on a 500Gb hard drive. I am finding that I never use the XP partition anymore and I am considering upgrading that partition to Windows 7 RC1 so that I can evaluate it before the final release comes out.
There seems to be some confusion as to whether or not you can do a direct upgrade to Windows 7 from XP. Has anyone tried it and what are the pitfalls?
If you put the disc in from within XP and when it auto runs choose install then custom which will install Win 7 but you will loose XP. All of your documents and settings will be saved in your C drive under the heading "Old Windows" from there I managed to copy and paste all of my favourites etc into the relevant folders
Thanks everyone, I have other problems at present with Vista SP2 that are taking my attention and I am glad that I still have a functioning XP partition. I will tick this as resolved and as soon as Vista SP2 has stabilised on my PC I will follow Strawballs advice to change my XP to Windows 7 Beta.