Installing Windows® 7 Over Windows® Vista
Get to know more about installing Windows 7 over Windows Vista
Windows 7 was released on July 22, 2009. Unlike its forerunner, Windows Vista and Windows XP it introduced plenty of features. Windows 7 was intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being compatible with most of the applications. Windows 7 supports network virtualization. Network virtualization is the process of uniting network resources and hardware components in to a single software based entity. XP mode is another feature of Windows 7. With the help of XP mode in Windows 7 you can carry out any risky application without any danger to your system. You can install fonts in various ways. One way to install fonts is copy the fonts to the font folder.
Following is information about how to install Windows 7 over Windows Vista:
- Need to Install
- Tips to Install
Need to Install
Windows 7 comes with plenty of advanced features compared to Windows Vista, so you need to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 in order to get these features. Upgrading from Windows 7 from Windows Vista will help to increase the performance of your computer. System requirements for installing Windows 7 are comparatively less compared to Windows Vista.
Requirements for installing Windows 7 include 1 gigahertz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor. You need to have 1GB of main memory and 16 GB of free hard disk space. Additional requirements include DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver, Internet access, DVD drive, etc. You can check the system requirements for installing Windows 7 from official website of Microsoft.
You need to create a new partition in your system if you want to install Windows 7 over Windows Vista in a dual boot. You need to create a partition greater than 15 GB, because Windows 7 requires 15GB of free hard disk space. While installing Windows 7 from Windows Vista, you need to have a genuine operating system. Illegal copy of operating system may trouble you while installing. You also need to remove the viruses before going to install Windows 7. You also need to ensure that you have compatible device drivers.
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