Upgrading from Windows XP

Get help installing your upgrade

If you've already purchased Windows 7 and need help upgrading, you can get help from a local computer service provider or can follow our step-by-step instructions, which will guide you through the entire process.

Still deciding? Learn about upgrading to Windows 7

If you're thinking about purchasing Windows 7, you can either buy a new PC that comes with Windows 7 or upgrade your current PC.

Buy a new PC

We recommend that you experience Windows 7 on a new PC.

Upgrade your current PC

If your current PC can run Windows 7, you can upgrade it. Note that you can use upgrade media, but you must perform a custom installation of Windows 7, which doesn't keep any of your files, programs, or settings.