In some weird move by Microsoft their latest operating-system Windows 7 does not support in-place upgrade from their most widely used operating system - Windows XP, lack of this upgrade path prevented many like me from migrating to Windows 7 but here is some ray of hope with Laplink announcing in-place upgrade support to Windows 7 from Windows XP in upcoming release of their popular PC migration utility PCMover.
With release of updated PCMover users can migrate from any version of Windows (95 or later) to Windows 7 whether on the same hardware or a new PC, the utility will enable users to migrate to the newest Microsoft OS with all their applications, settings and data intact.
- Install PCmover on the Windows XP computer.
- Run PCmover and select the upgrade option.
- Install Windows 7, selecting the “do not reformat” option (if users wants to perform a clean install with re-format of the disk-drive PCmover also supports this by allowing backup to external media).
- Install and run PCmover on Windows 7 and it will automatically restore all applications, files, and settings.
Laplink PCMover is currently the allowing this in-place Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade path, I am very much sure Windows XP users will now wait eagerly for this new version to get released.