Install to a new HD

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  1. TxPres

    TxPres Honorable Member

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    I have XP Pro on one of my computers and want to install Win7 Home Premium Upgrade.
    However, I would like to change the HD to a larger one and install Win7 on it.
    In the past, the install program would just ask for the old disk.
    Is this the case with Win7?
    Or do I need to reinstall XP on the new larger HD and then do the Win7 install?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  2. JessicaD

    JessicaD New Member

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    TxPres,

    You will need to have Windows XP previously installed in order for the Windows 7 Upgrade install to validate the product key. Please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.
    For more information on the Windows 7 Upgrade, please go here: http://bit.ly/3DvynK
    For additional assistance with the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7, please go here: http://tinyurl.com/mhbep4

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
     
  3. TxPres

    TxPres Honorable Member

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    Thats what I was afraid of. I have moved all data to my server.
    I knew I would need a "custom" install.
    Looks like I will have to install XP on the new HD before upgrading to Win7.

    Thanks.
     

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