Upgrade Vista To Windows 7
It's time to upgrade Vista to Windows 7. Maybe your system is running slow, maybe your new software demands a newer OS, or maybe you're tired of all the Vista jokes. Regardless of your reason you're ready, and you want to know how. The upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 is easier than previous Windows system changeovers, as long as you know what you're doing.
To upgrade from Vista to Window's 7 you need:
- A PC running Vista
- A Windows 7 installation disc
- Determine which version of Windows 7 you want. There are three different versions of Windows 7: Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. Not all of them are compatible with all the different versions of Vista. For example, you cannot upgrade a 32-bit Vista to a 64-bit Windows 7. The only version that is compatible across the board is Windows 7 Ultimate. Otherwise you will need to do a custom installation, which will not preserve your files.
- Update Vista. You will need to run your update software and bring Vista and your anti-virus software to their most recent state. This will provide the smoothest install of Windows 7.
- Insert the Windows 7 disc. You will be prompted to begin your upgrade. A guide will instruct you on how to verify your ownership of the operating system and will ask you to read and agree to the license. You will then be given options to customize your upgrade. Another update will be required just before the upgrade begins. You will be required to stay connected to the internet throughout the upgrade.
- Upgrade. You won't have much to do with the process. But your system will be working hard to apply the upgrade and take you from Vista to Windows 7.
- One more update. You've done enough updates by now to know how this goes. You will connect to the internet to update your new operating system. This is to fix any faults that were present in the initial release and bring all your security files up to date.
Now you have a spiffy new operating system, Windows 7. Be sure to explore all the new features and make sure everything is working as you want it to. You are going to need to update your drivers and reconnect all your external devices, such as printers and routers.