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Upgrading from windows XP tablet PC edition to windows 7

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by scerab, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. scerab

    scerab Guest

    I bought a tablet/laptop Fujitsu T4210 in the states and it came with a
    genuine version of windows XP tablet PC edition. but then I relocated to the
    middle east. and I want to upgrade to windows 7.
    My query is as follows:
    In order to upgrade to windows 7 do I have to:
    1. Upgrade to windows vista, then upgrade to windows 7?
    2. Or can I buy the windows 7 upgrade version in middle east, remember I got
    my windows XP tablet PC edition in America.
    3. Or do I have to just buy the full version of windows 7? (which I think is
    a waste to my original version of XP that I have on my tablet).
    If there are any other solution please let me know. thanks in advance.
    scerab, Feb 18, 2010
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  2. No. You can "upgrade" directly.
    It won't matter where the existing OS was bought.
    You can buy an Upgrade.
    But possibly a full OEM/System Builder version might be cheaper. Search
    in the net and on eBay.
    Sorry, I do not understand what you mean by this.
    Why a"waste"?
    What would you want to do with it after having installed Win7 on your

    I hope that you do not think of "upgrading" in the sense of
    overinstalling Win7 over the existing system.
    Beware of doing that! Win7 is that different that an install without
    formatting the drive is a safe way into troubles.

    P.S. Depending on how old your machine is, there may be no FJS drivers
    for Win7.
    Check their website for everything available for your machine (all OSs).
    Rainald Taesler, Feb 18, 2010
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  3. scerab

    scerab Guest

    ok so what your saying is that i can upgrade an XP tablet PC edition (bought
    from the states) to a windows 7 bought in the middle east?
    this is the main issue to me really. because upgrading is much cheaper then
    buying the whole version of windows 7.
    scerab, Feb 18, 2010
  4. scerab

    Brian Guest

    My Experience (Fujitsu 4215) With Win 7 upgrade: Works great bit I still
    havn't found any Working device driver (screen buttons, screen rotation,
    fingerprint Sensor and Smart Card reader , ...).

    By the way,if anybody Could help. . ..


    Brian, Feb 18, 2010
  5. Did you try the drivers for Vista (if any) and the old ones from XP
    (installing with compatibility mode)?
    The latter worked when I installed Vista i my HP/COMPAQ tc1100.
    Everything worked there.
    I had Win7 installed in a spare HDD but I obviously made a big mistake
    with the initial calibration so that I'll have to re-do it.

    Rainald Taesler, Feb 18, 2010
  6. scerab

    undisclosed Guest

    Please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you wil
    not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the optio
    to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install proces
    will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.ol
    folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored i
    other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.
    For more information on the Windows 7 Upgrade, please go here
    'Installing and reinstalling Windows 7' (http://tinyurl.com/y9b2lp7
    For additional assistance with the migration of Windows XP to Window
    7, please go here: 'Windows 7 RC | Support, Deployment, Resources
    Microsoft Windows Client Tea
    undisclosed, Feb 22, 2010
  7. High Jessica,
    nice to see someone from MD is jumping in.
    And that's good.
    Abd therefore there is no use in "over-installing".
    As to my experience one does not gain anything.
    It's better to save (backup) all of the data on an external drive and
    then make a fresh install "from scratch".
    Everything else only is a source for troubles.

    Rainald Taesler, Feb 23, 2010
  8. scerab

    JessicaD Guest


    Thank you for your reply. Should you require any additional assistance and
    guidance, Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located
    here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as
    well as engineers and support teams.

    Microsoft Windows Client Team
    JessicaD, Mar 1, 2010
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