~ Preparation for upgrade questions...

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  1. Ladyfirst

    Ladyfirst Honorable Member

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    ~ I've read a few tutorials in preparation for the upgrade to Windows 7 and it was recommended that I uninstall all unnecessary software from my computer.

    I've done that, as well as doing a disk-cleanup and defragging
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    But I was wondering if it would be advisable to also uninstall my security programs and then reinstall them after the upgrade is finished.
    I realize that my anti-virus (Avast) would be exempt from this purge.

    I'm currently running:

    Malwarebytes

    SuperAntispyware

    SpywareBlaster

    Threatfire


    I would appreciate any further information you may have that will contribute to a smooth and successful upgrade.

    ~ Thank you in advance. ~

     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello and welcome to the windows7forums.

    Please do not perform and upgrade, but a "clean" install

    An upgrade leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

    Be aware, you will have to re-install all your 3rd party applications.
     
  3. Ladyfirst

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    ~ Thank you for your quick response.

    .I hadn't thought of doing a "Clean" install but perhaps I should consider it.





     
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    ~ I'm sorry, I should have included that information.

    x64 Vista Home Premium SP2
     
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    No problem, a "clean" install will work fine.
     
  6. Ladyfirst

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    ~ Thank you, Drew.

    I received an Upgrade package from Dell a few days ago, (which I hadn't opened until now ).
    It contains two DVDs - one entitled Upgrade Assistant and the other Windows 7 Upgrade.
    Well, that rather narrows down my options :)!

    This brings me back to my original question about what necessary steps I need to take to prepare my machine for the upgrade process.

    Is there anything that I've missed or still need to do?
    (I'm a bit nervous about doing this upgrade thing.)




     
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    I didn't know you were getting the DVD's from Dell.

    That's a totally different story.

    I believe you gave to go with the upgrade route because th DVD;s contain all the applications that were pre-installed on your computer when you first purchased it.

    Sorry
     
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    ~ Thanks reghakr for your responses and input!


    Drew,

    ~ Yes, I purchased this Vista computer a month ago, just prior to the Windows 7 release date. Hence, I got it for a very good price and with the free upgrade - just had to wait a bit for the Discs to arrive.

    I appreciated your suggestions and I will definitely post back with the results.

    ~ Thanks again for your help! ~


     
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    Update:

    Finished the upgrade this morning without a problem - just "connected the dots". ;)

    ~ Thanks ~


     

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