How to Upgrade from Windows® Vista® to Windows® 7 Home Basic
Get to know more about ways to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Basic is a highly featured Operating System. This contains many features which improves the system performance. The Home group takes the headache out of sharing files and printers on a home network. This feature helps you to connect two or more systems running Windows 7, and Home Group makes it easy to automatically start sharing your music, picture, video, and document libraries with other people in your home. Jump Lists is a new feature in Windows 7 Home Basic which helps you go right to the documents, pictures, songs. To open a Jump List, you just need to right-click a program icon on the Windows 7 taskbar. The search options and the security options in Windows 7 Home Basic are also good. The user can do their work easily with the available features in Windows 7 Home Basic. The need of up-gradation of Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Basic is for improving the performance of your system.
Following are the details about the up-gradation of vista to Windows 7 Home Basic:
- Check the system requirements
- Compatibility checking
- Up-gradation method
Check the system requirements
The initial step during the up-gradation of Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Basic is the checking of the system requirements. The necessary requirements that the system should posses to install Windows 7 are 1GHZ or faster processor, 2GB RAM capacity, 16GB space in the hard drive, and the necessary hard drivers. If the system could provide all these requirements, then you could install Windows 7.
The next thing that you need to care is the compatibility of the hardware and the software in the system. You could install the upgrade advisor in the system to check the compatibility of the system. The upgrade advisor is software which scans the system completely to verify the system. The upgrade advisor will send out a confirmation if the system satisfies all the necessities. If in other case, you need to upgrade the specifications of the system to posses the requirements of the Operating System.
Before you start the up-gradation from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Home Basic, you need to check whether the system satisfies all the prerequisites needed. First you connect your system to the Internet so you could get installation updates during the installation process. Update your antivirus program, run it, and then turn it off. After successful installation of Windows 7, remember to turn the antivirus program back on, or install new antivirus software that works with Windows 7. If you have a Windows 7 installation package, remember to select either the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 installation disc, depending on which version of Windows Vista you're currently running. After this you have to find your 25-character Windows product key. You could find it on the installation disc holder inside the Windows package, or in a confirmation e-mail if you purchased and downloaded Windows 7 online. You just need to follow the instructions in each of the page to complete the up-gradation.