System Upgrade for Windows® 7 Installation
Learn about the system requirements for upgrading system to install Windows 7
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft Corporation, which was released on July 2009. It comes with a number of advanced features that enhance your computer performance. Advance features includes handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks and improved performance on multi-core processors. Other features are Windows search, snap jump list, etc. It is available in six different editions: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. It is necessary for your PC to meet the minimum system requirements before installing Windows 7.
Following are the important points related to upgrading system to install Windows 7:
- System requirements
- Upgrade RAM and Hard disk
It is suitable for installation on low-end netbook computers to high-end desktops. A user can additionally point to icons to get thumbnail previews of open files and windows associated with each program. Most of the hardware and software are readily compatible with Windows 7. It will work right out of the box, with no need to download and install additional drivers. Its HomeGroup feature has solved problems related to network connectivity. It is easier to find your stuff with features like Libraries and the ubiquitous Search box. You no longer have to waste time hunting for documents, photos, MP3s, etc.
To install Windows 7, your PC has to meet a minimum system requirement. System requirements includes: 1GHz or faster 32-bit(x86) or 64-bit x64) processor, 1GB RAM(32-bit) / 2GB RAM(64-bit). You also require a 16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit) and DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher drive. You can upgrade to any of the six available editions of Windows 7. It is designed to work with multi-core processors. All the 32-bit versions of Windows 7 can support 32 processor cores, while 64”‘bit versions can support upto 256 processor cores.
If your system does not have a minimum RAM needed to install Windows 7, then you have to upgrade the RAM. If the RAM is less than 1GB RAM (32-bit), then you may get an error while installing Windows 7 on your PC. You also have to check if the system has a minimum hard disk space. A minimum of 16 GB hard disk space is required to install any version of Windows 7. So a user has to upgrade the hard disk and RAM to upgrade the system to Windows 7. It is advisable to check the system for compatibility before installing any software or hardware.
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