Upgrading Windows® Vista Ultimate to Windows® 7 Home Premium
Do you want to upgrade your system from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 home Premium? Read On
Windows Vista Ultimate is a very good Operating System but Microsoft came out with Windows 7 to offer more to users. Improved security and more user-friendly features have made Windows 7 even more popular than Windows Vista. Windows 7 is basically faster and more performance oriented than Windows Vista. Microsoft comes out with different versions of the same Operating System (Home edition, Professional edition, ultimate edition) with certain changes to suit the needs and demands of specific type of users. Windows 7 Home Premium is designed to better all the functional capabilities of the Windows Vista Ultimate OS. This includes faster gaming experience, better multimedia features, better multi-tasking capabilities etc. Windows 7 comes with an upgrade option during installation to upgrade from Windows Vista without having to physically remove the OS and thereby, helps user save files and programs including user preferences. But this option cannot be used in this case because Windows Vista Ultimate is a higher edition of Windows compared to Windows 7 Home Premium. Therefore, user would need to use the custom option. Users should bear in mind that files, folders and application data will not be saved.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding some guidelines to upgrade from Windows Vista ultimate to Windows 7 home premium:
- Make sure OS is authentic
- Check for compatibility
- Data backup
- Power backup
- Service packs
Make sure OS is authentic
When user wants to upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium the most important thing to check is whether the copy of the Windows 7 Home Premium is genuine or not. Use of pirated or cracked versions of the Operating System could contain malwares or viruses that can damage the system.
Check for compatibility
Upgrading of Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Home premium should be undertaken after careful evaluation regarding compatibility of certain programs. If the user needs a particular program for work related purposes, it is recommended that compatibility of the program is checked before upgrade. Most of the drivers of Windows Vista Ultimate would work on Windows 7 Home Premium with certain exceptions. Users should also check for driver availability and compatibility before starting with the upgrade.
Before starting with the upgrade process of Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium, users are advised to make sure that there is adequate and sufficient power backup. Interruptions due to power failure can make the both the operating system rendering the computer useless.
Upgradation of Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium requires the user to have installed either Vista Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2. If the Service Packs have not been installed users should do this first before starting with the upgrade process.