12-01-2009 09:16 AM
I want to install Windows 7 to replace XP on my HP7530 Media centre pc. Do I install it into the "D" recovery partition or on to the main "C" partition?
12-01-2009 09:21 AM
It is recommended to install Windows 7 on C drive. Ensure you have the XP Recovery kit prior doing an upgrade.
Also, please check if your system is compatible with Windows 7, running Windows 7 Upgrade advisor on your system. If will list the incompatible software and hardware...
Here is the link to download Windows 7 Upgrade advisor:
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12-01-2009 09:22 AM
The "D:" partition is the recovery partition that came on your system, and it would be too small to contain Windows 7. You'll need to install it on the C: partition. If you're looking to wipe XP out altogether (and you already have a set of recovery discs for XP should something go wrong), then you can delete both partitions on your hard drive during the installation process in order to reclaim some of that space. Windows 7 will not do an in-place upgrade of XP, so you'll need to do a clean install anyway.
Were you thinking of dual-booting between XP and Windows 7, or just going straight over to Windows 7?
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