Windows 7 will not automatically upgrade from XP, which means that you have to uninstall Windows XP before you can install Windows 7. Moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP is a one-way street — you can’t return to your old version of Windows.
Don’t follow these instructions unless you’re sure you’re ready for Windows 7.
It's worth checking online to see if there's any information about their compatibility with Windows 10.
Here's how to install an SSD in your PC (or upgrade your laptop to an SSD).
If you have a machine that's over seven years old, it may be a better idea to save the money on a Windows 10 licence (and an SSD) and put the cash towards a new laptop or PC.
Whether you upgrade from XP or buy a new PC that's already running Windows 10, there are plenty of reasons why you should - not least that XP is no longer supported and could be vulnerable to hackers and viruses. As we said at the start, it's not possible to do an 'in-place' upgrade as you can with Windows 7 and 8.
There's still a worry, though, that at some point in the future Microsoft will remove this ability, dropping all of the updates.
Fortunately, there's a simple way to get round this, by using a few tools to create a brand-new installation disc that has all of the updates and patches pre-loaded.