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Upgrade from Vista to Windows7


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#1 Richie T

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:17 AM

Hi Everyone...

I'm looking at Upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista and wondered if anyone had any tips/advice for doing this... There seems to be a few different versions of windows 7, which one would people recommend.. (currently looking at Windows7 ultimate 32 bit edition??) We only use the PC for Browsing the web and Excel most of the time, No gaming... Although I am fairly computer literate I have never actually installed a complete new operating system so any advice on doing this and the pitfalls to avoid etc would be very much appreciated.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:42 AM

You have to decide which version is right for you: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare

As for installation, first make sure your system supports W7 (http://windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor)

If you do install W7, boot to the W7 dvd, delete and recreate your system partition, format, and install. Then install all drivers, starting with the chipset driver. Then install a GOOD anti virus app. Then go to Windows Update and install all software updates (do not use Windows Update for hardware or driver updates - those should only be obtained from the websites of the various hw manufacturers).

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

Thank you for that, I will check out those links when I get home tonight...

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:11 AM

You're welcome. We're here if and when you have more questions.




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