Upgrading To Windows 7? Tips for Success (Enterprise Security Today)

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  1. News

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    Microsoft's Windows 7 has met with largely good reviews, but upgrading to Windows 7 is still a complicated endeavor.

  2. WindowsGuy

    WindowsGuy New Member

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    Just an FYI, when upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 you must upgrade the version currently installed within Windows Vista to the corresponding version in Windows 7. I.E. Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional; and Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. You also cannot upgrade a 32-bit operating system to 64-bit -- to migrate from 32-bit to 64-bit will require a custom install.
    Please check out the requirements here for Windows 7:
    If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it requires:
    •1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    •1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    •16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    •DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    You can find the official Microsoft Windows Upgrade Advisor here:
    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    Before making any attempts at upgrading your Windows operating sytem; you should first backup all of your important data!
    You can also go with the easy transfer, there is a very well planned out tutorial on the microsoft site:
    Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
    Also, please refer to Microsoft official site:
    Windows 7 Compatibility: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
    Windows Compatibility Center
    There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
    Finally, if you want to do some research; there are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 migration and upgrade decisions located at our Springboard site:
    Windows Client | Deploy, Manage, Desktop, 7, Vista, XP | TechNet
    Thanks again and good luck!
    John M.
    Microsoft Windows Client Support

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