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5.0 out of 5 stars Just upgraded my XP system, 26 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 English 1 Pack DSP OEI DVD LCP (PC) (Software)
This was used to install Windows 7 on my old XP system. With all the negativity surrounding Windows 8 I thought I'd go with something I know. Windows 7 is a great operating system and is a real upgrade to XP. This disc will not 'upgrade' from XP and keep all your programs, but as long as you are doing a clean install (booting from the Disc at start up) you'll have no problems installing Windows 7 on most PCs, even quite old ones.
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Initial post: 10 May 2014, 10:18:40 BST
Hi
I just got this software for my Sony Vaio desktop. I am unable to upgrade. Could you please explain to me how to do this by booting from disc at start up? Thank you for your help.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Das

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014, 20:41:05 BST
D. Brown says:
Hiya Das,
It has been a couple of years since I last installed Windows 7, but I'm sure I tapped the f12 key during startup, to bring up a list of boot options, in which case you then select to boot from the optical drive.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014, 22:18:51 BST
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2014, 22:21:09 BST
Robokit says:
Not sure if its the same on a Sony Vaio but I think I press the Del button when booting. This brings up the bios menu. You'll need to find the option for setting 'boot order' or something similar. You basically want the computer to try booting from the DVD drive before the hard drives. If there is only one hard drive and a DVD drive you'll just swap them around. I believe even with this configuration you'll still boot into windows if you don't have an Install disk in your DVD drive, but it will check your DVD drive first, which is the point of doing this.

IMPORTANT! This will install a brand new version of windows. This is not upgrading your current install. None of your programs or settings will be avaiable, so make sure to backup everything you need before hand. Specifically things like Browser Bookmarks and the like.

Hope that helps!

Posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:33:56 BST
Hello,
Really don't know much about computers but fed up with XP on the laptop. Assuming I back everything up onto external hard drive, this disc will uninstall XP and replace with Windows 7, is that correct? Laptop is purely for personal use so I was worried about the warning " not for consumers ". Sorry to be such an idiot! Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2014, 13:52:39 BST
Robokit says:
All I can say is this disc worked for me (on a self built desktop PC).

I'm not sure on specific laptop manufacturers and what restrictions they may have on installing new operating systems onto their hardware. I'd suggest doing some Google searches for your laptops name and installing Windows. Its very likely someone else has already installed Windows 7 onto theirs and will have some info on how they did it. However there is no reason I can see why this disc wouldn't work for you. But I really would Google for some more info before you buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2014, 13:55:49 BST
Thanks very much - good advice!
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