Updating xp to 7

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My friend has an XP computer and he is hoping he can upgrade it to Windows 7 --- Ive never done one so I need your help on it His XP computer: HP Pavilion a1600n desktop XP SP3 (It was originally Media Center Edition 2005) but he had a friend at work install a fresh XP OS about 2 years ago. The report includes Youll need to perform a custom installation of 32-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs --- All system requirements are met: Windows Aero support, CPU speed (2.0 GHz). HDD 137.43 Gigabytes Usable I ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor: It doesnt report any problems.That’s a problem: when Microsoft stops supporting an OS, it doesn’t only withdraw its technical-support services – it also stops updating the software.Among other things, this means no more monthly fixes to protect against new viruses and malware.In many cases, your easiest option will be simply to buy a new PC with a more up-to-date version of Windows preinstalled – especially if your current system dates from the early years of Windows XP.But if that doesn’t suit, there are several other options for a Windows XP system that’s reaching the end of the line.The free upgrade to Windows 10 expires on July 29th.Starting on July 30th, you'll need to pay for it if you are not a Windows 10 user.

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Windows 10 is no longer free (plus the freebie wasn’t available as an upgrade to old Windows XP machines).

3.5 GB RAM & 87.4 GB HDD free space I read Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 --- It appears to me this article means he has to have a fresh Windows 7 install disc --- Is this true?

(I was under the impression he can buy a Windows 7 license from Microsoft on-line) --- I cannot find what it costs to do such an upgrade.

Microsoft officially withdrew its support for Windows XP on 8 April 2014, after 13 years of loyal service.

This is where were tackle the question “what should I do if I am still running Microsoft XP?

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