Upgrading Windows® XP® to Windows® Vista®
Know more about upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista
Windows® XP is a very good operating system but Microsoft® came out with Windows Vista® to offer more attractive features to users. Improved security and more user-friendly features have made Windows Vista® even more powerful than Windows® XP. Windows Vista® is basically faster and performance oriented than Windows® XP. Microsoft® comes out with different versions of the same operating system with certain changes to suit the needs and demands of specific type of users. Windows Vista® is designed to perform better than all the functional capabilities of Windows® XP. This includes better multi tasking capabilities, faster gaming experience and better multimedia features.
The following are the tips to be kept in mind while upgrading from Windows® XP to Windows Vista®:
- Service packs
- Check for compatibility
- Data back up
- Authenticated operating system
Upgrading from Windows® XP to Windows Vista® requires a user to have installed either XP Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2. If the service packs have not been installed then users should perform this before starting the upgrade.
Check for compatibility
Most of the drivers on Windows® XP should work on Windows Vista® with certain exceptions. Users should also check for driver availability and compatibility before starting with the upgrade. Upgrading from Windows® XP to Windows Vista® should take place after careful evaluation regarding compatibility of certain programs. If the user needs a particular program for work-related purpose, it is recommended that compatibility of the program should be checked before upgrade.
All important and relevant data should be backed up including common drivers that can be used. Users should note that upgrading of Windows® XP to Windows Vista® can result in some data loss. This means that system will not save any files, folders or user preferences that the user has been using.
When the user wants to upgrade from Windows® XP to Windows® Vista, the most important thing to check is whether the copy of Windows® Vista is genuine or not. Use of pirated and cracked versions of the operating system can contain malwares or viruses that can damage your system.