How to Upgrade from Windows® Vista® Ultimate to Windows® 7
Get to know more about upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows Vista Ultimate
The Windows Vista Ultimate is an operating system released in several variations developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, table PCs, and media center PCs. Computers capable of running Windows Vista are classified into Vista Capable and Vista Premium Ready. The Vista Capable or equivalent PC is capable of running all editions of Windows Vista although some of the special features and high-end graphics options may require additional or more advanced hardware. The Vista Premium Ready PC could take advantage of Vista's high-end features. Windows Vista's Basic and Classic interfaces work with virtually any graphics hardware which supports Windows XP or 2000. It installs a relatively small number of features onto the personal computer. To add features on the computer, you must upgrade Vista to a Windows 7. Features available in Windows 7 users include Windows Aero, Windows Media Center and Desktop Connection.
The following points discuss about Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade:
- Features of Windows 7
- Tips to upgrade
- Things to keep in mind
Features of Windows 7
The Windows 7 comes with added security features and the flexibility to work in multiple languages. It uses Bit Locker and Bit Locker to go to better protect your valuable files even on removable drives such as USB devices. It access corporate resources seamlessly when you are on the Internet, without having to initiate a VPN connection. You could switch between any of 35 languages as easily as logging off and back on again. It backs up your files to an external hard drive, secondary hard drive, writable CD or DVD, or to a network location.
Tips to upgrade
You must get a copy of the Microsoft Upgrade advisor to test compatibility with your existing programs and hardware devices before upgrading to Windows 7. Insert the Windows 7 DVD to start the upgrade process. If the DVD does not auto run, then go to my computer and select the DVD drive and click on setup.exe and Allow Windows 7 to download latest upgrades. During the installation, Windows would give you the option to accept the upgrades and continue. After the update is complete continue the installation of Windows 7 upgrade on your existing computer.
You should save the important files you could not live without on an external hard drive, memory cards, USB drive, or burned to DVD next. It is better to use the Windows 7 backup tool to make an image of your current hard drive. It is included in the Windows 7 DVD. You might want to save some of the larger files like music, photo, and video files separately and delete these files before starting the backup in order to make the image smaller if you ever need to restore the hard drive.
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