Friday, September 18, 2009

Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7

A little bit off the typical topic, but since we've gone through it several times, thought this might be of service to some. If you don't want to replace your XP machine because it's fairly new and has the horsepower to run Windows 7, here's how to "upgrade" it without reformatting your hard drive:

2 comments:

Donn Edwards said...

I'm curious to know if this method can preserve the Digital Rights information on DRM'ed WMA files. A "clean install" does not, and I have $150 worth of DRM'ed material.

Any advice on the DRM stuff?

accesspro said...

Looks like you have to get authorization from the DRM source:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7?T1=tab05

(link at the bottom of the page).

Good luck!