Upgrading Windows® Vista Home Premium
Things to keep in mind while upgrading Windows Vista Home Premium.
Windows Vista is an operating system developed by Microsoft® for personal computers, business desktops, laptops, and media center PCs. Windows Vista contains many new features and changes from its predecessor, Windows® XP. Windows Vista has eight editions. The major editions are: Windows Vista Starter Edition, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate. Windows Vista Home Premium contains all the features of Windows Vista® Home Basic and also offers features that support HDTV and DVD-authoring. It includes games, support for mobile and Tablet PCs, network projectors, etc. You get improved performance and better protection for your PC, your personal information, and your family with Windows Vista. But, you may need to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to another edition of Windows Vista or to the latest Windows® 7 operating system.
There are certain things that you have to keep in mind while upgrading from Windows Vista Home Premium:
- Back up the older OS before upgrade
- Install new device drivers
- Check for minimum system requirements
Back up the older OS before upgrade
When you upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium you need to back up all the data and the operating system. If you encounter any problems during the upgrade, you can still use the older version if you back up it. Otherwise, when you uninstall the older version, you might lose all the data on the system. So, data backup is necessary before you upgrade your system from Windows Vista® Home Premium.
Install new device drivers
If you upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium, many of the existing drivers might not be compatible with the new operating system. Thus, you should upgrade the drivers as well, when you upgrade the OS. Otherwise, there may be software clashes with the old drivers and the new OS.
You may need to add some hardware to your computer, to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to another version of the operating system. The system requirements will depend on the OS that you wish to install as well as the existing system configuration of your computer.