Updating windows xp to windows 7
This will allow you to back up all your files and settings to an external hard drive. Launch the wizard and make sure your external drive is plugged in.
You can send your data to a network location; in this example we're choosing an external drive.
Disclaimer: I do work for Microsoft, but I don't work with the Win7 team so this is just one dude's opinion.
If this walkthrough paralyzes your hamster or causes you any emotional distress, we never spoke and I don't know you.
Image your drive again with Macrium Reflect so you have a backup of your new Windows 7 machine.
Whichever way you decide to go, once you're done, do one last thing. It will tell you if you need to update your drivers or apps to make them work in 7. Make a copy of your hard drive, just in case things go horribly wrong.The last thing before we get to the actual Windows 7 disc is to download and run the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard.Not to worry, a couple ways to deal with the pain of installing Windows 7 on your XP machine. Also don't forget to gather all the license keys either off product boxes or from e-mails.And afterward, Microsoft will forgive you your trespasses. You'll want them all handy in a place outside the computer you're upgrading.