Upgrade from Windows® Vista 64 bit to Windows® 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Some Guidelines to Upgrade from Windows® Vista 64 bit to Windows® 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Windows® 7 Operating system provides an easiest and simple way to use Windows®. It has many ways to find and manage files like jump list. It is designed to get more faster and reliable performance. Microsoft® Windows Vista® provides more security and safety to your file system through the use of encrypting file system. It offers improved networking facility. It has improved diagnostic, performance and troubleshooting mechanism. To provide support for 64-bit platform like Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™ 2, AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ 64-bit, Microsoft® released 64-bit Windows Vista® edition. This edition is able to run 32-bit programs by running them within the WOW64 subsystem.
Some guidelines to remember while upgrading from Windows Vista® 64-bits to Windows® 7 ultimate 32-bit are:
- Driver problem
- Need for a clean installation
- Minimum system requirements
The process of upgrade sometimes lacks some driver like sound driver. If you work in Windows Vista® OS, you need to extract same drivers that will work in Windows® 7. These device drivers must be installed in compatibility mode. To select compatibility, you need to right click the installer, go to properties and select compatibility, then select Windows Vista®.
Need for a clean installation
Clean installation will help you to completely erase all your program, file, operating system and in turn help you to install Windows® 7 Ultimate. Before using the clean installation option you should backup all your files to external devices and pull out the original disk for all programs that currently run on your PC. Thereby, previous files and Windows® operating system are made available in your system.
Before starting the upgrade process you must ensure that all system requirements are attained. In order to upgrade Windows® 7 ultimate 32-bit you need to have 1 GHZ or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor. Your system needs to have minimum of 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit processors or 2 GB RAM for 64-bit processor. The hard disk space available needs to be 16 GB for 32-bit processor or 20 GB for 64-bit processor.