Want to upgrade Windows XP to 7

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Sabu23, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. slimmolG

    slimmolG Notebook Consultant

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    I've had pretty good luck finding what I need on Kinguin.net
    Just buy the license key (Win7,10, whatever)for ~$30-40 and match it to a downloaded ISO. Since you save a lot of money with Kinguin, it behooves you to go ahead and plop down the additional few bucks for the purchase insurance.

    Another option is to buy a half destroyed laptop or computer that has the OS you want. A friend recently bought a "fixer-upper" laptop with a trashed display and missing optical drive for $30-- but it had a retail W10Pro license and Office 2016 (plus the RAM he really wanted). A Win7 era computer could likely be had for even cheaper.

    Note you need to activate W10 by phone, and not all licenses transfer equally.
    FYI:
    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windows-10-license-new-pc/
     
  2. Sabu23

    Sabu23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is much better option instead of upgrading to window 7 OS, finding a half destroyed laptop with built in Windows 10 operating system. I will activate it by using phone call
     
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  3. SL2

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    What hardware are you going to buy?
     
  4. Sabu23

    Sabu23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have $500 budget and my requirements are minimum core i5, I am not tech geek simply SSD with 8 GB ram i believe
     
  5. SL2

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    Are you aware that the latest 8th generation of Intel Core CPU's have more cores than previously? In the seventh generation you'd have to buy an i5 to get a quad core CPU, but with the introduction of the 6 core models in the 8th generation this have changed.

    In short, if you want a quad core you should buy an i3, preferably the quad core 3.6 GHz 8100. Its specs are close to the last generation quad core 3.5 GHz i5 7600, although the latter has turbo. On the other hand the 8100 cost about half as much as the 7600.

    Right now there are only high end motherboards available for the 8100, but lower priced boards will be launched in the next month. These boards will have the H310, B360, or H370 chipsets.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-h370-b360-h310-coffee-lake-chipsets-leaked,news-57937.html

    Just remember that the 8th generation CPU's only works with the 300-series chipset, despite having the same socket as the older CPU generations.
     
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  6. Sabu23

    Sabu23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am not aware of this fact with latest 8th gen Intel core CPU have more core. On the other hand it defiently goes out of my range, or I add extra budget to buy a decent hardware.
     
  7. SL2

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    Maybe you misunderstood me. My point is that you can save money by picking a i3 with 4 cores (instead of a i5 with 6 cores) if you think it's enough. Wait another month for lower priced boards and you can save some money there as well.
     
  8. bennni

    bennni Notebook Evangelist

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    Is it worth upgrading a system that came with XP? Were I in your situation, I might consider whether $500 buys me something better than the cost of upgrading an old system. Even using new parts, it might be an option. You can likely move the SSD to the new system. With careful planning and using some used parts, it may well prove to be cheaper. Heck, buying a used prebuilt system might also be worth considering.

    To answer your question, the cheap Windows 7 OEM licence keys can be fine - I bought one and it worked without any problems.
     
  9. Sabu23

    Sabu23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Bennni I will surely consider it
     
  10. Primes

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    Just to be clear... you can't "upgrade" XP to windows 7. You would have to do a fresh install of the new operating system.
     
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