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Windows 7



  1. Where can I find Industry FAQs for Windows 7?
  2. If a program is not working properly what can I do?
  3. Is there a difference between an upgrade and the full product?
  4. Can I upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7?
  5. Can I run Windows XP Programs on Windows 7?




1. Ask ACC - RightAnswers Faculty and Staff Self-Service Portal:

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2. The following steps can help you with programs that aren't working properly:

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3. If you're running a genuine version of Windows XP or Windows Vista, you qualify for an upgrade copy of Windows 7. When you buy Windows 7, you can choose between the upgrade and full version. Both include the same features. If you have Windows XP or Windows Vista on your PC, you can use the upgrade version. If you don't, you'll need to get the full version.

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4. Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC can run Windows 7. If you choose to installWindows 7 on a PC running Windows XP, you'll need to back up your PC, install Windows 7, then reinstall your programs, files, and settings. Windows Easy Transfer is a free tool you can use to copy your information (but not programs) off your PC and then put them back after you install Windows 7. If you want to see if other devices or software work with Windows 7, check out the Windows 7 Compatibility Center.

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5. To see what works with Windows 7, check out the Windows 7 Compatibility Center.

Generally speaking, Windows 7 supports programs compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista. Some specific productivity programs designed for Windows XP, may require you to download Windows XP Mode (requiresWindows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate). If you're having problems running older software with Windows 7, this information may help.

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Sources: Ask ACC - RightAnswers Faculty and Staff Self-Service Portal & Windows 7 FAQs ( )

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