How can you upgrade Windows XP?

September 29, 2010



You’re planning an in-place upgrade from your existing Windows XP Professional system to Windows Vista Ultimate. Which one of these methods can be used to perform this upgrade?

A) Boot from the Windows Vista installation media and choose “Install”

B) Boot Windows XP and start the Windows Vista upgrade from the Windows Vista installation media

C) Backup the hard drive, boot from the Windows Vista installation media, install Windows Vista, and restore your files

D) You cannot perform an in-place upgrade from Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Ultimate

E) Simply place the Windows Vista installation media close to your computer. The upgrade occurs while you sleep!


The answer: B) Boot Windows XP and start the Windows Vista upgrade from the Windows Vista installation media

One of the simplest ways to begin the upgrade from Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Ultimate is to boot Windows XP normally, log in, and start the Windows Vista upgrade from the Windows Vista installation media. Windows Vista will see that Windows XP is currently running and prompt you for upgrade options.

Want to know more? Watch “Upgrading Windows.”

Upgrading the Windows operating system can be uneventful if you follow some simple procedures. In this video, you’ll learn how to upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista, and you’ll see what happens when drivers aren’t available after an upgrade is complete.

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