Need of Upgrading Windows® XP Using Upgrade Disc
What are the benefits of upgrading Windows XP using the upgrade disc?
Today, Windows XP is the most popular Operating System used by a majority of people. Microsoft provides Windows XP. It also provides an upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows Vista or Window 7. For upgrading, you might either upgrade using a Microsoft upgrade CD or DVD available in market or you might download it from the Microsoft website. By upgrading Windows XP, you can improve the performance of the system. By upgrading Windows XP either to Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can acquire all the features of Windows Vista or Windows 7. Windows XP upgrade promises you to have better compatibility, better speed, and increased security for home and business users. The upgraded Windows XP versions would have the latest security installed to prevent attacks from viruses, worms, and other malicious software.
Following are the things to be kept in mind while upgrading Windows XP with the use of upgrade disc:
- Checking the compatibility
- Proper Microsoft upgrade option
- Provide proper backup
Checking the compatibility
When you are using Windows XP in your system and you want to upgrade your Windows XP, the first thing you need to check is whether your system could support the Operating System which you want to upgrade i.e. Windows Vista or Windows 7. Otherwise, you might not be able to upgrade your Windows XP. You might take the help of Upgrade Advisor software. Upgrade Advisor scans your computer for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs and recommends what to do before you upgrade.
Proper Microsoft upgrade option
For proper upgrading, two things are important. The first thing is you need to have a genuine, authorized Windows XP copy of Microsoft installed in your system. It need not be a pirated copy. The second thing is to use an authorized Microsoft upgrade CD or DVD of Windows Vista or Windows 7 for upgrading or else you might download it from the Microsoft website. A violation of this might lead you to improper upgrading.
Sometimes, your computer might have problem in retaining the battery charge for a long time. In such situations, upgrading might become a difficult process. This is because if there is no enough charge or if the power goes off, your system might shut down and the upgrading process would gets distracted. So, it would be better to use an AC adapter for charging while upgrading if it is a laptop. Otherwise, make sure that there is enough charge in your system or provide proper power backup.