Upgrading Windows® Vista Business to Windows® 7
Do you know some of the things to be kept in mind when upgrading from Windows Vista® Business to Windows® 7?
Windows Vista Business upgrade may be considered by many users since the latest version of Windows 7 is here. Windows Vista Business was specifically tailored to meet both home and work needs of users. It has a wide range of features to allow users work conveniently and securely with business information both in and away from the office. Windows 7 does all of that and even scores better with more refined features and capabilities. Windows® 7 Professional, which is the perfect match for Windows Vista Business, is designed to support usability with its refined user interface capabilities. It allows users to connect easily and more securely to both business and home networks. The OS also makes it possible to run many Windows® XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.
In order to benefit from upgrading Windows Vista Business to Windows 7, it is worth investigating the following three points:
- Requirements for upgrading
- How to go about upgrading
- Issues that may emerge and how to fix or prevent them
Requirements for upgrading
It makes sense to find out whether your system will support the upgrade. A software upgrade process from a technical point of view requires the matching hardware capabilities. Consider the processor speed and the available RAM amount. 3.0GHz for the processor and a 4GB RAM would possibly support the upgrade without problems. Compatibility is always an important requirement. The base language in Windows Vista® Business must match the target Windows® 7. In this case, you can only upgrade to Windows® 7 Professional otherwise you will be forced to do a clean install which is more involving.
How to go about upgrading
Before the upgrade process, it is always a good idea to backup existing files and programs to safe locations even though the upgrade will preserve them in C:WINDOWS.OLD. This is just a precaution to avoid loss just in case the whole process fails before completion. It is also important to close any network connections to your system as during the process security tools may create loop holes. After running the upgrade to Windows® 7, install compatible antivirus software and configure it properly.
After the upgrade process, some devices may not work properly until you install drivers compatible with the new installed Windows 7 operating system. Other issues with upgrading from Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 in most cases will occur if one failed to determine the requirements for the process, or did not do it the right way for lacking the technical skills required. That’s why issues of lost data and reduced system performance might emerge. If not sure how to do it yourself, you will probably need assistance from technical experts. iYogi provides solution for upgrading Windows Vista and other operating systems that are efficient and timely.