Upgrading from Windows® Vista Ultimate to Windows® 7
Want to upgrade Windows Vista Ultimate installed on your computer to Windows 7? Read on.
Windows Vista Ultimate is one of the newer generation operating systems from Microsoft. Although Windows Vista Ultimate was very popular among all kinds of users, because of features like Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search etc. it is very high on system resources. If your computer is operating on Windows Vista Ultimate, it is advised that the OS be upgraded to the latest Windows 7. Windows 7 has all of the features that Windows Vista Ultimate has and the OS is far less demanding on system resources. Many features on Windows 7 are also better than Windows Vista Ultimate (like Windows Gadgets). Windows 7 is also more stable compared to Windows Vista Ultimate and has fewer bugs. As the system becomes more stable and well protected, the performance and the efficiency of the users would increase. Windows Vista Ultimate users can make use of the upgrade option which would ensure that the data on the system is not lost. The upgrade can be done with the help of installation disk of the Windows 7 OS or via online upgrade means.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to upgrade Windows Vista Ultimate Pro to Windows 7:
- Source drivers
- Check compatibility
- Remove infections
Different operating systems have different requirements. The drivers for Windows 7 might not be same as Windows Vista Ultimate. Therefore, all Windows Vista Ultimate users upgrading the OS to Windows 7 are recommended to source all of the correct drivers prior to the upgrade process. Having the drivers would ensure that system would become fully operation as soon as the upgrade process is over.
Although Windows Vista Ultimate is very similar to Windows 7, it is recommended that users check the compatibility of the OS with the system before upgrading. The compatibility of the applications/ software installed on the system with Windows 7 must be also checked. The compatibility can be checked using the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor utility.
Before upgrading Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7, users must make sure that all malware infections have been removed from the system. The removal of the malware must be thorough and done with the help of an updated antivirus program. Presence of malware during the upgrade process is likely to cause corruption of the operating system which might render the system useless.
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