Windows XP to 10 upgrade

Is there an upgrade path from Windows XP to 10 pro?  Or it is even possible?  
If possible, are all the applications need to be reinstalled?  Now its complaining about the space on my old desktop.  But even if I clear a space - will it install?

Please advice.  Thank you.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Upgrade from Win 7 and newer.  You will need to wipe and install.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
There is no in-place upgrade possibility. Too old to too new.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
And if your machine was designed for XP, it will not likely run Windows 10. If over 5 years old, you cannot get BIOS and Chipset updates and you need these.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Most likely, you will find that your hardware will be constrained to run Windows 10. That's what most individuals found out when M$ made the Win10 upgrade for free. It slowed their machines to a crawl or experienced poor performance. It was just cheaper in the long run to replace the pc.
If you are willing to do a 2-step-upgrade, then yes. Xp-7-10.
Correction, would be even 3: Xp-vista-7-10.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Meltdown require BIOS updates and if the machine is older than 5 years, forget that and replace the machine.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
That would be very messy.  :-)   So many folder names and locations have changed XP to Win 10.  Program compatibility changes, etc.  Might be a fun experiment, but I suspect disastrous results.
It is not meltdown but spectre2. And It's not about 5 years but about models (which are often much older but will still get patches).

But the thought needs to be considered, if security matters.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Both require firmware updates for security.
Didn't bother with upgrading all my older boxes. The few that we did, it did not go well.

Yep, and that is why we just did a replace.
Yep, the question should be if you even wanted to run 7 on a machine made for xp (in case it is).
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