Updating windows xp sp3
We are going to choose the “Get important updates for installation” option for our walk through.
Setup will search online for installation updates (if any) as shown in the screenshots below and will reboot the system when this part of the installation is complete.
If you choose the “Go online” option and your connection is not present setup will force you off of that option.
If you do not want to take part in the Windows improvement program you’ll need to clear the “I want to help make Windows installation better” check box as it is selected by default.
These multiple steps from OS to OS would allow for an in-place upgrade each time and it would save all of your installed applications and settings (provided they run and are supported on the newer operating systems through each of the successive jumps) but from a support standpoint of the system itself it is not recommended.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – If there was some desire or need, you are able to upgrade Windows 2000 Professional to Windows XP and then from there you could upgrade to Vista (and from there I suppose you could go to Windows 7 if you really wanted to).As mentioned, we are going to attempt to perform an upgrade by selecting that option.As you can see from the results shown above we have been kicked out of the upgrade option.Additionally, if you’re running x64 hardware and you have an x86 version of Vista (32 bit) installed you can only perform an in place upgrade to Windows 7 x86; you cannot make a decision to perform an in-place upgrade to x64 despite the fact that the hardware allows for it.(You can of course perform a clean installation and do this). If you are running a Spanish version of Windows Vista SP1 (as an example – it could be any localization) and decide you want to perform an in-place upgrade you cannot choose an English version of Windows 7 to do this.