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Upgrade from Windows XP Successful !
on March 15, 2014
I have been running XP on a Dell XPS since 2009. I really didn't want to upgrade, but due to the last update from Microsoft this month and the fact Support for XP was dropping on April 2014, I figured it was time for me to make the move.
I was a little upset when I found out that you could not Upgrade XP with Windows 7 directly. It requires some careful planning and re-installation of your Programs. Happy to say, I accomplished this in about 3 hours, the Upgrade to Windows 7 was Successful. I have a few updated Windows 7 Drivers I need to install, but I am basically done. Use the Windows Easy Transfer Program to a USB Drive, this is a must... Good Luck with your Install !
Since the Review (Buyers Take Note...)
My Windows 7 Software after a week of flawless installation, asked for an Activation Key.
I did not have a Activation Key in the Package, or anywhere I could find.
I called Microsoft, and they built me a Activation Key based on the numbers that were printed on the CD for a charge of $40.00. I am passed the problem, but my advice is if you purchase this software be sure you have a Activation Key before you get started.