Can i upgrade the windows operating system from Windows XP to Windows 7 on Asus Motherboard P5PL2-E,CPU E6300 intel core 2, 1,9 ghz, 1,5 gb ram, 500 gb HD, asus eah5450 series video. If it can the ram will be upgraded to 2 gb (maximum ).
There is no in place upgrade path from Windows XP to any edition of Windows 7. You will have to do a custom install, which involves backing up your personal files, settings and reinstall applications and install Windows 7 native drivers.
I suggest that you create a new partition on the hard drive (you can do it without data loss directly in Windows with Acronis Disk Director or Partition Magic or similar app), put your user files there and only after that start W7 installation from CD/DVD or bootable USB.
When running W7 installation you will be able to format the partition where XP is now installed and continue W7 installation into it, while user data on another partition will remain intact.
Take a note of minimum System Requirements:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Any computer that can run Windows XP can run Windows 7, but with only 2GB of RAM, Windows 7 will probably not be at its best. If the computer can’t handle more than 2GB of RAM, it may be time to replace it with a more capable system. You should also be aware that ther is no longer any support from Microsoft for Windows 7; you should probably get a more capable system running Windows 10.