Updating xp to 7
Alternatively you can download Windows 7 from some vendors.Either way make sure you get a 32-bit version, unless your PC is a 64-bit system which is unlikely for an XP PC. (You could also see if you want to install Windows 8.Also make sure your PC’s processor is compatible with Windows 8 to avoid receiving “Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8” error during installation.Windows XP lets you set Windows Update to automatically download the updates you need to keep your computer secure.For more, see How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and How to upgrade to Windows 8.) Before you install Windows 7 on your XP system, you need to back up all of your data, and all of your programs.Windows 7 will in effect wipe and reinstall your system, so everything on it will be lost unless you save it.We suggest you check out our Windows 8 editions comparison and decide the suitable edition for you before purchasing your copy of Windows 8.Please note that Windows XP users, unlike Windows 7 users, won’t be able to keep installed programs and Windows settings during the upgrade.
If you’re running Windows XP on a network, it’s possible that your network security settings could stop you from using the Windows Update feature. You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.