Learn about the upgrade install option in Windows® 7
Get tips and information about upgrade install option of Windows 7.
Microsoft Windows is the most selling Operating System with 90% of market share. After the successful launching of Windows XP, the most efficient Operating System of Microsoft is Windows 7. The significance of Windows 7 is its speed and Automatic Device Recognition capability. The Action Center of Windows 7 not only monitors the security issues but also repairs the Operating System. There are a lot of other features that makes Windows 7 the best Operating System from Windows. Windows 7 installation is as same as Windows Vista setup and faster than its former’s. Surprisingly it takes only around 20 minutes to complete the installation procedure. Upgrade installation depends on the version of Windows Vista in the system(However you can upgrade any version of Windows Vista available in US to Windows 7). In addition to that you can upgrade Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium, and you can upgrade Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional. If your current OS is not Windows Vista, you have to perform the custom installation.
The following are the details of upgrade installation option and installation tips for installing Windows 7:
- Upgrade installation option
- Steps to be followed
- Installation tips
Upgrade installation option
There are two choices for installing Windows 7- custom and upgrading. The custom option installs the new version of Windows into the drive without preserving any data, while the upgrading option replaces your current version of Windows with Windows 7 and keeps all your data and settings intact. This is the recommended option as it decreases the post installation procedures. The installation media may be CD drives, hard drives or USB sticks.
Steps to be followed
While Upgrading to Windows 7 your computer should be turned on. Allow the current version of Windows start normally. Insert the installation media and the setup will start automatically. Otherwise, browse the media and double click 'Setup.exe'. Select the language to install and the keyboard layout. In the installation page click 'Install now' button. To proceed with the installation you have to accept the licence conditions and then click 'Next' button. In the next page select the upgrade option. Your upgrade installation starts now. Follow the instructions to complete the installation process.
With the help of Windows 7 upgrade installation adviser you can detect if there is any potential compatibility problems with your computer’s hardware, devices, or programs that might affect the upgrade installation of Windows Vista to Windows 7. You can download it from Microsoft website. The ISO images of Windows 7 setup are available in Microsoft website too. Before starting the installation it is recommended to make a back up of your data on a secondary storage device.
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