Mike wrote:I've heard the upgrade from XP is a little trickier than from Vista.
Jeff, can you comment on the upgrade process from XP to Windows 7?
I think the difference is that with Vista, you can do an "in place" upgrade, but from XP you need to do a clean install. But that's fine with me, I'd rather just install clean when I install a new OS. I hadn't installed since I put XP on in what...2001?
I keep my data on a different drive than the OS, so I didn't have to worry about backing that up, but Microsoft does have a piece of software for download that lets you copy all your data and settings off your drive to transfer back after the new install is done. So I used that for my general settings.
But the upgrade was easy. After running that backup, it's just a matter of putting the disc in, going through a few prompts, and letting it do its thing. Then after, you run the Easy Transfer program to get your settings back.