Since the Windows 7 RC install program offered upgrade as an option when running from within Windows XP Pro, I was hopeful that I had heard wrong and it would actually upgrade directory from XP. No such luck.
Since this laptop is only used for a single project and I have all those files backed up, I have decided to do a bare metal install after deleting my existing Windows XP partition. Hold on baby, this could get exciting!
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