Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium Upgrade Oem
Do you want to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7?
It is always better to upgrade the running operating system to the latest version. Windows 7 is the newer version than Windows Vista. If you want to meet the latest challenges and to run the most advanced applications you need to upgrade the operating system. It is always advisable to upgrade the running OS vis-á-vis installing the new one as with an upgrade your files and settings of your current system would be carried to the newer system. If your system has Windows Vista Home Premium, you can upgrade it to either Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.
To know more about Windows Vista Home Premium upgrade, it is worth investigating the following points:
- Requirements for upgrading
- How to go about the upgrading
- Issues that may emerge and how to fix or prevent them
Requirements for upgrading
First of all you should understand the need of upgradation. If your system is running fine and you are able to run all the applications with your Windows Vista then there is no need to upgrade the OS. However, if you want to appreciate the current performance of your PC then it is always better to upgrade the operating system. Microsoft has outlined helpful guidelines concerning the upgrade process. Before starting the upgradation process you must know some basic requirements of the operating system. Windows 7 requires 1 GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor with 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit) memory, a 16-20 GB of hard drive (depending on version) and a DVD-R/W drive. Video cards need to support for DirectX 9 graphics device with 128 MB of graphics memory.
How to go about the upgrading
Prepare the space required and implement any hardware required to support the OS software upgrade. Always remember to back up your important programs and data to safe locations even though it is worth noting that the upgrading process will still transfer them to the new installation. So you just do it to be on the safer side. Your Windows Vista files are preserved under C:WINDOWS.OLD. Close any network connection before beginning the upgradation process, as this can compromise your security. After running the upgrade, immediately install or upgrade your antivirus to resume the relevant protection.
After upgrading, some devices may not work properly but this is quickly fixed by updating the drivers to match the requirements of the new installation. You will be safe having got your Windows® 7 copy via OEM. Other issues will only emerge if technical requirements were not determined and followed. Sometimes you may end up seeking some help from the tech experts.