Is it possible?


As you know you can't directly upgrade from xp to windows 7, so I am wondering if this solution is possible:

Windows Xp -----> Upgrade to Windows vista ultimate -------> upgrade to Windows 7 (with all of my programs and files,...)

Thank you, bye.:p


Essential Member
If you are on Windows XP and planning to UPGRADE...

There is no upgrade path. There are user migration tools you can use, but you will need to backup your files and do a clean install.

I have seen several threads about this and just want to clarify. The upgrade from Windows Vista is a valid upgrade path, but Windows XP to Windows 7 is not

yes yes I know that, but you didnt fully understand me.

I am wondering if it is possible this:

From windows xp i upgrade to vista and then from vista which was upgraded from xp I upgrate to 7

Joe S

Excellent Member
It might be possible but would probably leave tons of crap behind and have problems. A clean install is always best. Take a look at all of the people here who upgraded from Vista and are having problems now.

Sure you can

yes you can first upgrade to vista and then to 7

Even if the process is time consuming, its still fruitful if you want all the programs.

Cos a direct upgrade is not possible.



Extraordinary Member
The thread is quite old. I think perhaps it is "solved" by now

do not "upgrade"

do a clean format of Windows XP and then do a clean install of Windows 7

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