Can he upgrade from XP?An upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.
Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,
Be aware, you will need to re-insatllall your 3rd party applcations.
Then perform a "clean" insatll.
I upgraded from xp. I have a primary and secondary in my pc, when i upgraded the secondary is no where to be found in my computer, i can still see it in devices, but there are no useful options for it. how can i read it, without having to reformat?
Yes you have to perform an upgrade with XP.
Doesn't xp require a clean install? Only Vista upgrades... right?
I know an upgrade version will work based on seeing xp has been installed.. but I don't think it imports any system settings, software, personal files, photos, documents, etc. It's really a clean install isn't it?