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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 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579%28WS.10%29.aspx.

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

There is a set of step by step instructions at http://www.trainsignaltraining.com/upgrade-xp-to-windows-7/2009-09-24/. 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:
Faculty/Staff
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Email UserHelp@uwyo.edu
Contact your IT user consultant
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/helpdesk/uc/)

Students
Email ASU-IT@uwyo.edu
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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