Q: If I buy a Windows 7 Upgrade, and upgrade from XP to Windows 7 do I need to have windows XP installed, because I currently have a virus and can not get into that hard drive, is it possible to present a old CD during the installation? This thread is locked from future replies

XP home edition to Windows 7 Home premium, Currently I have a corrupt version of Windows XP on it, would that be sufficient, is it possible to run the upgrade from the boot disk, even when I have a corrupt installation because of the virus.



Yes, because it's going to wipe that installation anyway. All the upgrade is looking for is that you have qualifying media to use the less expensive upgrade media. There is no build upon.
I assume you meant, qualifying installation, since it does not ask at no point during the installation for the XP or Vista media. It does say on the Upgrade DVD that your hard disk will be searched to confirm your eligibility for this upgrade.

Andre Da Costa
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT

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