Upgrade from Windows® 7 Home Basic Edition to Windows® 7 Professional Edition
What are the guidelines for upgrading Windows 7 Home Basic Edition to Windows 7 Professional Edition?
Windows 7 Professional includes all application of both Windows 7 Home Basic features. Home features concentrate on your enjoyment while business feature concentrates on work. Windows 7 Professional allows you to enjoy both the features. It has several advantages. You can share files and datas through network more easily. It also creates a backup for all your files, programs and datas. Windows search on Start menu is another feature. We can easily locate files and data by typing one or two words. If you are using Windows 7 Home Basic edition and want to install Windows 7 Professional then you can upgrade Windows 7 Home Basic Edition to Windows 7 Professional Edition. There are several advantages while doing so. You can enjoy both the Windows Operating System features. Your data, programs and files that stored on Windows 7 Home edition will not be lost while upgrading it to Windows 7 Professional. There is a tool released by Microsoft ‘Windows 7 upgrade Advisor’. This will help you to upgrade one edition of Windows 7 to another edition. It is small software that give you guide about system devices, programming capability etc. While upgrading, your hard drive must have a free space of 16 GB.
Common issues that occur while upgrading Windows 7 Home Basic Edition to Windows 7 Professional Edition are given below:
- Set-up Program stops Responding
- Computer Stops Responding
- File Copy Error message
Set-up program stops responding
When you try to upgrade your Windows 7 Home Basic Edition to Windows 7 Professional Edition the set-up program might stop responding and the process enters into a hanging state. This is the most common issue that occurs while upgrading. It can be solved by clean boot your computer. For that type ‘msconfig’ in the 'Run' command and it opens the ‘System configuration utility’. Then select the ‘Services’ tab and check ‘Hide all Microsoft service’ button. Then disable all other services. Also select the ‘Start up’ tab and disable the unwanted startup items and restart your computer.
Computer stops responding
Another common issue that occurred during the upgradation process is that the computer stops responding or it hangs. That means no operation is possible on your computer. It enters into steady state. While you start the set-up process, the computer stop responding and a black screen appears. During this condition you have to wait for some minutes to check whether the system continues with the set-up program. If the installation terminates, restart your computer and continue with the set-up process.
When you upgrade Windows 7 Home Basic Edition to Windows 7 Professional Edition, sometimes there is a chance to receive a "File copy error" message. This mainly happens when you run the set-up program. There are several reasons for this. It can be when you are trying to upgrade your Operating System using a CD. If there is any scratch or dirt in the CD or CD- ROM drive, you will get this error message. This can be resolved by cleaning your PC drive.