Install Windows® 7 on computer with Windows® XP
What are the various tips to install Windows 7 over PC which is operating on Windows XP?
Most programs that are meant for Windows XP Operating System may work in Windows 7 version, but some of them might run poorly or not at all. If a program written for an earlier version of Windows Operating System does not run properly, you shall change the compatibility settings for that program, either manually or by using the Program Compatibility troubleshooter. To see what works with Windows 7 Operating System, you shall confirm it by checking that particular program in Windows 7 Compatibility Center. Windows 7 Operating System usually is able to function most of the programs compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating Systems. But some specific applications that are intended for Windows XP Operating System may need to download Windows XP Mode (involving Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate). If you are having any troubles in running such application software with Windows 7 Operating System you can use Program Compatibility troubleshooter.
Following are the tips to install Windows 7 over PC which is operating on Windows XP:
- System requirements
- User interface enhancements
- New and exciting things
Windows XP Operating System is intended to run on 300MHz Pentium II CPUs with a mere 128MB of RAM along with 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk. Whereas the requirements for Windows 7 Operating System is even more where it requires 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) and DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
User interface enhancements
The most noticeable changes from Windows XP to Windows 7 Operating System is been found in the redesigned user interface. Most part of the interface remains the same but Microsoft has totally renewed the key elements, starting with the Taskbar. Another core development to the Operating System comes in the form of Jump Lists because Jump Lists put repeatedly used files in a suitable menu that is a simple click away from the shortcut icon on the Taskbar or on the Start Menu. Along with the redesigned UI constituents it also has a total new world of user-interface shortcuts. Moreover, Windows Explorer also obtains an appreciation for the quickest way to steer to any folder on your hard drive, network, or even in the cloud. The Ribbon, that got restored traditional menus and shortcut bars in Microsoft Office 2007, is outstandingly featured in Windows 7 Operating System.
There are also other new and exciting things in Windows 7 such as to create and share movies and slideshows in minutes with the help of Windows live movie maker, to get the most realistic game graphics and vivid multi-media by DirectX 11, to stream music, photos, and videos around your house and to connect to music and photos on your home PC while away from home by remote media streaming.
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