System Requirements for Upgrading Windows® Vista
Discuss the system requirements to upgrade Windows Vista.
Windows Vista is one of the latest operating systems from Microsoft. This OS is far superior to previous Windows based operating systems and they come with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, and so on. Even though Windows Vista is a relatively good Operating System, users are advised to upgrade the Windows Vista OS to an upgraded version. The upgraded version of Windows Vista would be more stable and secure than the existing Windows Vista version and the latter would even extract better performance from the hardware components on the system. Upgraded versions would be also less demanding on the system resources. To upgrade the Windows Vista installed in your system, you should have at least 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor, 1GB of system memory, 16GB of available disk space, support for DirectX 9 graphics with 12 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme). Upgrading Windows Vista to a higher version does not require any specific requirements except that all the system files have to be intact and the system must be free of all possible errors. Some problems might also come up while upgrading Windows Vista. These include upgrade process failure, system freeze during upgrade, system restarting before completing the upgrade, error messages stating that the upgrade cannot be completed, and so on.
Following details give users more information regarding tips to solve problems while upgrading Windows Vista:
- Remove threats
- Repair Operating System
- Replace upgrade source
The problems while upgrading Windows Vista to a higher version might occur because of the malware within the system. Malware tend to lock important system files so that they cannot be modified or changed during the upgrade process. Removing the malware using an updated antivirus program would help get rid of such problems and complete the upgrade without any problems.
Repair Operating System
Errors within the operating system of Windows Vista can cause problems while upgrading to Windows 7. Windows Vista users facing problems while upgrading to a higher version are advised to check the system for errors using the sfc/ scannow tool and if any system files are found causing the problem, the Windows Vista OS would have to be repaired with the default OS repair tool to resolve the issue.
If the upgrade source (installation disc of upgraded version) used to upgrade Windows Vista installed in your system is not genuine and has some issues or errors, the upgrade would run into errors or problems. Under these circumstances, users would have to replace the upgrade source in use to an alternate which is a genuine one. In the case of online upgrade, users need to ensure that the proxies on the system are disabled so that the upgrade request is not redirected to some other alternate server other than Microsoft.