Win xp to 7 upgrade

  bovthedog 18:00 18 Nov 2013

I have 3 PCs running XPsp3 I would like to upgrade to 7. As the 3 license packages of Win7 is no longer available what is the most cost effective way of upgrading? The Win 8 upgrade @ £100/PC doesn't appeal.

  onthelimit1 18:02 18 Nov 2013

I can't answer your question directly, but have you run Microsoft's advisor to see if your XP machines are capable?

MS Advisor.

  bovthedog 21:02 18 Nov 2013

Thanks onthelimit1 yes my PC specs are ok for win7. Thanks Jockie, a bit dubious but I'll give this a try.

  bovthedog 11:00 20 Nov 2013

Jockie, this raises another point. Microsoft advises transferring drive C to external drive before installing win7. My laptop has one drive with two equal partitions C and D with D empty. Could I use 2nd partition as the 'external' drive?

  wee eddie 13:23 20 Nov 2013

bovthedog: why risk it?

  bovthedog 17:23 20 Nov 2013

You're right. My stuff is worth more than £30 for an external drive.

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