Tips to Upgrade From Windows Vista to Windows 7

Monday, May 16, 2011
Until now, you were happy with your Windows Vista but great reviews of Windows 7 have tempted you to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Operating System. But, you do not want to buy a brand new version of Windows 7 and looking for a cost-effective substitute. You may consider an upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

To check whether Windows 7 is compatible with your system or not, you can use Windows 7 upgrade advisor.

Once you are done with finalising the system requirements, follow the steps below-

1. Insert your Windows 7 DVD in optical drive and now click on install option. After clicking on now install, you would find a screen. If you have disabled 'autorun' then open the root of the DVD drive and now run setup.exe file. (This can also be done using USB stick. To choose for this 'option', you may have to refer to Install Windows 7 from USB guide.

2. After running the setup, you would be finding two options mentioned here -

"Online compatibility check" And "Install Now" (Since, system compatibility is already verified using Windows 7 advisor; you can now safely install it using 'Install Now' button.)

3. Next step will include selection of 'latest updates for installation.' Those who have already the latest version of installation are not required to follow this step.

4. Fourth step includes acceptance of license agreement. Now click on 'Next' to continue the complete procedure.

5. Fifth step talks about selection of 'Upgrade' or 'Custom'. Since, you are upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, you should select 'Upgrade.'

6. Again, windows will check for compatibility. If any error occurs, it will display the problem to screen and save it on 'desktop'. If no incompatibility is found, windows 7 will complete further procedures.

Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is not a complex procedure. Anyone with simple knowledge of tech-support tid bits can do it without hassle. If still facing issues, you can contact online tech support provider.