Upgrade Windows® Vista Ultimate to Windows® 7
How to upgrade Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7
Upgrading from an existing operating system to another and especially to a superior one is not an easy task taking into account that you must consider some very important points. Most of the time, this job needs solid IT knowledge and the vendor’ specifications must be respected step by step.
Upgrade Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7-details and tips are discussed below.
- What Windows Vista Ultimate version can be updated to Windows 7
- What happens if there is no possibility to Upgrade?
- 32bit or 64bit Windows version
What Windows Vista Ultimate version can be updated to Windows 7?
There are some Windows Vista Ultimate editions that can be updated to Windows 7. The upgrade function works as an upgrade copy or as a total copy of this product. This specification is written on the commercialization box of the Windows 7 or on the confirmation form in case the product was sold online. If it is not possible to use the upgrade function to upgrade your operating system to the version of Windows you want, it is possible to use the “Particular” function, but in this case you can’t keep your previous files, programs, and settings. So you can upgrade Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Home Premium at Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows Vista Business can be upgraded at Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows Vista Ultimate can be upgraded only at Windows 7 Ultimate.
What happens if there is no possibility to upgrade?
Some Windows versions cannot be updated using the installing CD. For example, it is not possible to upgrade a 32bt Windows version to a 64bt Windows version or to make the upgrade from a newWindows edition (Windows Vista Ultimate, or to a lower level edition (Windows 7 Home Premium, for example). In this case, it is used “Particular” function during the installing. But, unlike the upgrade function, the “Particular” function doesn’t keep the already installed files and settings. So, you must make copies of the files and settings before you install Windows 7 and to restore them after the installing was finished. More on, it will be necessary to reinstall the programs using the original installation CDs and files.
You can upgrade 32 bit Windows Vista only to a 32 bit Windows 7 version. The same thing happens with a 64biti Windows Vista version that can be upgraded only to a 64bit Windows 7 version. Otherwise it will be necessary to use “Particular” function to install Windows 7.Both 32bit and 64 bit installation disks are
included in Windows 7 package. The 64biti operating systems can manage a greater memory space (4GO, as a rule) or more.
To find out what Windows 7 installing disc you need you must follow some steps. First of all, you must open ‘Administrative Tools’ option from ‘Control Panel’. Then click on ‘Performance’. Click on ‘Visualization’ and ‘Details’. Under the system, you can see what kind of operating system you use at present, and you can see if you can run a 64bitoperating system. If your computer is already running this Windows version you will not find any specification about this.