Upgrading Windows® Me to Windows® 7
Tips for upgrading a computer's operating system from Windows® Me to Windows® 7
Windows® Me is a graphical operating system developed by Microsoft®. It is an operating system developed after Windows® 98. Windows® 7 is the latest version of Windows®. You can’t run the newer applications in a system having Me as the operating system. For that you need to upgrade it to some other versions. To enable all the latest applications it is better to upgrade Windows® Me to Windows® 7. By upgrading to Windows® 7 you can improve the speed, security and new features. Windows® 7 is faster and supports multitasking and this operating system is more stable. The main advantage of upgrading to Windows® 7 is that the common errors like blue screen of deaths and system crashes can be avoided. It also allows a better back up and restores interface, data encryption and password protection. For laptop users, Windows® 7 offers long battery life.
The things to be kept in mind before upgrading Windows® Me to Windows® 7 are:
- Back up current data
- Clean install
For running powerful applications, a high capacity system is needed. So before upgrading to Windows® 7, you need to check whether your system can install Windows® 7 version. The processor must at least have a speed of 1GHZ. The RAM must have a capacity of 1GB and the hard disk must have 16GB free space. Windows® 7 was designed to work with multi core processor.
Back up current data
Upgrading will erase all the existing data. So before upgrading to Windows® 7 it is important to back up your necessary data. Then after upgrading Windows® Me to Windows® 7 you can transfer the back up data to your system. There is Windows® Easy Transfer software to back up all the data. For that an external hard disk is required. The external hard disk increases the memory capacity of your system.
Before trying to upgrade Windows® Me to Windows® 7, perform a clean install. Clean install scans the hard disk and removes all the data in it. It helps you to replace or totally upgrade an existing Operating system in the hard disk. Another advantage of performing clean install is that, all the viruses can be removed. It also removes the corrupted registry entries and other problems.