Some folks who apparently have a pile of operating systems discs have proposed that one could upgrade from XP to Vista, then from Vista to Windows 7, but I think that's insane.
Although problems may occur after running the Microsoft Windows Update.
It is still highly recommend you always update your software using this valuable service because of the problems and security issues they can fix.
But if you want to give upgrades a shot, here's how to proceed.
For Windows XP to Windows 7: If you're used to XP, then upgrading to Windows 7 is probably less of a shock than going from XP to Windows 8.1. For Windows XP to Windows 8.1: "Windows 8.1 isn't designed for installation on PCs running Windows Vista or Windows XP," Microsoft warns on its upgrade page.
Windows 10 Windows Update is automatically turned on in Windows 10 and cannot be turned off for home users.
Only enterprise users (Windows 10 for business) can delay the installation of Windows updates.If you have already ran an update and are have a problem not documented try uninstalling the updates through the Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in the Control Panel.Below are recommendations for helping to prevent problems.Since the introduction of Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft has greatly improved the way users can update their computer.Below are steps on how to perform these updates, as well as additional recommendations to help update your computer.Well, the time has come for you to move on because full XP support is no more, starting today. governments, for example, paid Microsoft a few million dollars to extend support for a year, The Guardian reported. Well, if any bugs are found after Tuesday, Microsoft won't be fixing them, though it will support antimalware signatures for XP through July 14, 2015. At its recent Build conference, Microsoft lowered the system requirements for Windows 8.1 so more machines can upgrade to the latest OS.