jump to last post 1-10 of 10 discussions (16 posts)

Upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista

  1. GmaGoldie profile image80
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    Has anyone done this?  Any tips?  I am a novice. 

    Thank you!

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Trust me Goldie, you'll be glad you did.  Personally, in the opinion of a lifelong PC user, Vista bites the big one.  We have Windows 7 now and it's a quadrillion times better.  Vista was not the best decision MS ever made.  Thank goodness they thought better of it and came up with Windows 7.  Good luck...and check out this tutorial.  Found it pretty helpful.  May be worth the time to maximize the Windows 7 experience.

      http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/windows-7.html

  2. cheaptrick profile image71
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    Hey G G!Make sure you burn a back up disk If you down load W 7.I got mine from a disk.i think that's the best way to go though it is cheaper if you get it from the net.my opinion...

  3. intheuk profile image58
    intheukposted 6 years ago

    You'll need to back everything up as Windows 7 will wipe the hard drive before it installs, even the 'upgrade' version.

    1. Luno profile image59
      Lunoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i installed windows 7 from vista and i didn't lose a thing..

      1. intheuk profile image58
        intheukposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are correct.  Yes for some versions it is a proper upgrade.
        Generally though for many users you do lose all your settings BUT It does depend on what version of vista you are using and what kind of upgrade disc you have.  In my experience nearly all of my clients had to back up before the upgrade.

        http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind … -windows-7

  4. SimeyC profile image98
    SimeyCposted 6 years ago

    As a precaution back up all your personal filed and make sure you have the disks or files for any third party software installed!

    Usually the process goes fine, but occasionally it can hang; it should 'abort' and recover the prior version of Windows - but for me this didn't work and I had to recover all files from backup!

    As long as your prepared that's the key - the actual system is a lot more stable than Vista and I'm very happy with performance so far!

  5. priyasinghindian profile image60
    priyasinghindianposted 6 years ago

    Window 7 is one of the stable opearting system by microsoft after window xp.

    window 7 is much better than window vista.

    1-window 7 takes less space to install as compared to vista.
    2-window 7 uses less cpu as compared to vista.
    3-processinf speed of window 7 is much better than vista.
    4-security is also considered better than vista.
    5-many useful driver and plugin are already installed.

  6. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    i have looked into this.I don't like Vista at all but i think Microsoft should upgrade the customers with vista for nothing.after all it should be treated like a recall;like cars and baby strollers..
    JmO
    wink

  7. Michael Willis profile image81
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    I did the full windows 7 install when I had Vista before. I really like Win 7 better.
    Only drawback is having to download "drivers" for certain items. But most you can find.

  8. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    I just received and installed my windows 7 upgrade and I'm so happy!

    this feels more is like a gliding  ballerina   compared to the vista elephant stomping/
    big_smile

  9. Midnight Oil profile image81
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    A better move would be an upgrade from Vista to a Apple Mac - you will never look back... wink

    1. Stacie L profile image91
      Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      and poetic too...lol


      I'm not ready to invest in that yet..when this one breaks down

  10. Woman Of Courage profile image59
    Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago

    Wow, After reading these good reviews of Windows 7, I am thinking seriously about upgrading very soon. smile

    1. Ign Andy profile image58
      Ign Andyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You should smile it's so much better than vista

      1. Woman Of Courage profile image59
        Woman Of Courageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you. smile Did you need to back up everything on a disc?

 
working