Windows® Vista Home Premium to Windows® 7 Ultimate
Tips for upgrading Windows® Vista Home Premium to Windows® 7 Ultimate.
You might have been using Windows® Vista Home Premium for a long time. But, you might want to remove this operating system from your computer for a new one. Also, some devices, like video card, sound card, and webcam might not work with this OS perfectly. The 64-bit version of the OS might support only the 64-bit versions of software. The old 16-bit version of software or applications might not work with this OS. You can solve all these issues by upgrading your OS to Windows® 7 Ultimate. The new OS provides quite improved features compared to the Microsoft® Windows® Vista. It provides your system many new features. These features include BitLocker®, BranchCache, Boot from VHD, Direct Access, AppLocker, and Multilingual User Interface. But, you should upgrade Windows® Vista Home Premium to the original version of Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate to enjoy all these features.
There are some tips for upgrading from Windows® Vista Home Premium to Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate. The tips are:
- Check compatibility of hardware and software
- Check OS edition
- Back up data
Check compatibility of hardware and software
When you attempt to upgrade the OS, you should check the system configuration for compatibility. You should scan your system to find compatible and incompatible hardware and software. You can do this by visiting the website and downloading the scanner onto your system. You should plug in all the hardware to your system before scanning. After scanning, a detailed report showing a list of compatible and incompatible components will be displayed on your computer screen.
Check OS edition
You should take a look at the edition and architecture of Microsoft® Windows® 7 before you try to upgrade the OS. If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows Vista®, and you want to upgrade to the 64-bit version of Windows® 7, then you will have to do a clean install of the OS. If you are using Windows Vista® Home Premium, then you can upgrade to only Windows® 7 Home Premium or Windows® 7 Ultimate. If you are using Windows Vista® Ultimate, then you should upgrade to Windows® 7 Ultimate. It is also required to use the new service packs with the system.
While you are performing an upgrade of your OS, you might lose all the data on your system. You might not be able to reload your data after upgrading the OS. So, it is better for you to create a backup of your data. You can do this by storing your data to an external device, like a DVD, CD, or floppy disk. If you have forgotten to create a backup, then you can use the image backup to perform a complete snapshot of your system.