id hold off till you know someone else that has tried it and you know it works fine.– by next362″wont they just crack the sp1 like they did the orginal? Windows 10, which will be released this summer will be free for the first year after its official release for anyone with a valid Windows 7 license.Minimum Winodws 7 hardware requirements: The easy way to find out whether or not your hardware meets those criteria and also whether you’ll be able to run your software under Windows 7, is to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (our Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor guide).i thought that would make a lot of sense, but apparently the judge didn't word the decree properly, and microsoft kept its data in one big chunk. i hope so, i guess that't the only thing that makes sense really.you know i really find the view of having to remove all of the components rediculous. i'm using our corporate version at home as a “trial” version. If you’re reading this on a Windows XP computer, you probably realize that it’s no longer safe to run Windows XP. An upgrade to Windows 7 not only increases security, it also buys you time to consider Windows 10.While you can still get security updates through a hack (see below), support for most Windows XP applications, including anti-malware tools and browsers will expire this year. A cheap Windows 7 license may be tempting, but before you snatch an offer, be sure your old Windows XP system can actually run Windows 7.
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Want to check out Linux, but fear you might wreck your existing Windows installation? There are plenty of risk-free ways to try Linux, from live CDs to USB keys to virtual machines. Windows XP Unofficial Service Pack 4 provides a quick way to apply updates released since SP1.
Roll Back XP offers an easy system restore feature and you can even deep freeze your installation via scheduled tasks., and (at your own risk) apply the registry hack that will make Windows XP receive free security updates until 2019.
Be advised though that despite all this, Windows XP isn’t secure.
What makes you appreciate Windows XP so much or why are you reluctant to upgrade?
By Andy Rathbone Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a chore.