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  1. rigpa

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    Can I load windows 7 on My Dell that has XP now?
     
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    Depends on your ability, what you mean by "load," whether you have a genuine Windows 7 installation DVD, the computer's specs, and the availability of Windows 7 drivers for the computer. What were your results of running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
     
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    I have the original Windows 7 operating system disc, and the Drivers disc. How do I wipe XP off the computer, and replace it with windows 7?
     
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    The simple answer is that you boot to the Windows 7 installation DVD, when you see an option something like "advanced disk options" you click on it, and proceed to format the partition that now has XP and then install 7 to that partition.

    But I don't understand what you mean by "original Windows 7 operating system disc" or what "the Drivers disc" contains (I understand "drivers" but I do not understand what versions).
     
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    Sorry about the confusion. I don't always use the right description. But I think I understand. Thanks for Your help.....
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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