Windows® 7 Upgradation Issues
Learn how to upgrade smoothly from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7.
Microsoft has denied developing any software for an easy in-place upgrade for a Windows XP to migrate to Windows 7.
However, if a user already has a Windows XP or a Vista running in his system then he can be provided for a discounted upgrade pricing from Microsoft. The most common migration from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium will cost you anywhere around $120.
The most easiest way to get the installation done is through an installation DVD. You usually enter an authenticated code from the package and after a while
Windows 7 loads into your system. However, this is possible only with a Vista with 16 to 20 gigabytes of free disk spacing in your computer. This is quite a task as packages become smaller and more portable, it is quite rare to get so much space. So most people generally do not have so much with them.
While the first process is known as an easy in-place upgrade, users who do not have the basic requirements will have to opt for the custom install. This is a more difficult and complicated process. Because it involves re-doing and re-installing your applications all over again. One will have to look for original software disks, the web addresses of download sites and a lot of other thingsÂ like installation keys etc. Although the data will be left untouched and intact, theÂ following exercise will be quite cumbersome.
The reason cited by Microsoft for not developing any software for an easy in-place upgrade for a Windows XP to migrate to Windows 7 is thatÂ old computers are not compatible and do not have enough power to run Windows 7.