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Windows 7 Upgrade Frequently Asked Questions


I have Windows XP on my computer. Can I upgrade it to Windows 7 Enterprise?

Windows XP cannot be directly upgraded to Windows 7. However, there is a way to install Windows 7 on a computer that has Windows XP. See the next FAQ item for instructions. Vista can be upgraded to Windows 7. The upgrade paths are listed at

How do I install Windows 7 on my Windows XP computer?

There is a set of step by step instructions at UW Information Technology does not endorse this site, nor guarantee the results of following these instructions. The link is provided as a courtesy for students who may want guidance in upgrading their computer. Students are responsible for upgrading their own computers. Remember to back up your files.

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Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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