Hello- I have a domain user still on WindowsXP that I need to get upgraded to Windows7 Pro. Not sure exactly how this happened, or why, but the laptop looks to have come with Win7 Pro (has a sticker underneath with product key, etc) but was apparently downgraded to XP. So, anyway, I know the laptop is compatabile with Win7 at least.
I have not upgraded a laptop from WinXP to Win7 where I did not just do a complete wipe.
What do I need to do so this users data is not impacted? Can I upgrade the O/S using the standard Win 7 Pro disc in such a way that just the O/S is updated and the existing user data (and programs) remain in place?
In addition to that, I am planning to upgrade to 64bit Win7 from the current 32bit XP, so that I can also add some additional RAM
Any help/guidance appreciated!