I have friends who want to upgrade from Windows XP to WIndows 7 or Windows 8, but need some "hand-holding." Can you suggest one place to go where they can read about the steps they would need to follow to perform this upgrade?
I wish it were otherwise. I wish they could use
Windows XP until they dropped dead or the computer does. But the fact is you got to
move on and it's time to do it now.
I also wish there was an easy upgrade path from Windows XP to something more modern but there isn't and the fact is the only way
to do this is back up your data, install the new operating system and then replace
your data and install your programs. You may need to upgrade them.
It's something anyone can do but it's not something I'd recommend for
If you can get some help doing it you're better off. On the other hand
there are lots of websites you can find that have a list of steps you should
follow in order to perform this upgrade.
We'll put a link to a few of these on
our website. but the fact is if you're
moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 and we both like Windows 8 a lot. It's something that will take a little time and you might want to consider getting professional.