Microsoft is officially not supporting upgrades from Windows XP to Windows 7, which means they want you to do a clean install. If you’re like the average computer user, you have files stored all over the place and might be worried about missing something if you wipe your hard drive and install Windows 7. Fortunately, Windows 7 has a reasonably non-destructive installation process that allows you to install the operating system without completely eliminating files and applications that are already on the drive. There is a solution for upgrading XP to Windows 7, but it will require one additional software application.
The solution you need for upgrading Windows XP to Win 7 is PCMover. This software application is designed to help you move files, applications, and settings from an old computer to a new one, but it also works if you want to upgrade and make sure things stay intact.
Once you download and install the software, the upgrade process is fairly straightforward. Simply follow these steps:
Install PCmover on the Windows XP computer to be upgraded. Run PCmover and select the upgrade option. Install Windows 7, selecting the “do not reformat” option, which preserves your existing data. Install and run PCmover once Windows 7 install completes, which will automatically restore all applications, files, and settings.
Download PCMover and save time upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.