windows 7If you are one of the hundreds of millions of users of Windows XP users in the world, you might want to think twice before even pondering the idea of upgrading to Windows 7.

Walt Mossberg, the man behind the All Things D column at The Wall Street Journal, released a video about the pain Windows XP users will suffer when trying to upgrade their current computers to Windows 7.  The bottom line?  Buy a new computer.

While Windows Vista users will probably have a painless upgrade experience (about the only painless experience Vista users have ever had), Windows XP users have no direct route to doing so, and the only workarounds involve a ton of work.  Feel like wiping your entire hard drive and having to reinstall every program?  Yeah, that kind of painful.

Basically there is no official support for XP users to upgrade, but it is possible.  Mr. Mossberg goes in to far greater detail in the video below, but at the end of it you will just be saying, “… I think I’ll just buy a new one instead…”

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