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Monday, May 26, 2014

1474. Upgrading from Windows XP to WIndows 7 or 8

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 most folks.

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.

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