Operating systems

How to Upgrade From Vista to Windows 7

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Executive Summary

This case study provides the reader with a detailed perspective on upgrading to Windows Seven from Vista. The case study takes the reader through the entire process of working through a well-used Vista SP2 machine. The benefits of such an upgrade include better and new features. The case study therefore describes an upgrade that is in-place beginning with Vista and moves to Windows while leaving folders and user settings intact. The case study takes the reader from the compatibility check phase through to the migration of all user settings. All processes are explained in detail to make the process easier. Whilst presenting the case of such an upgrade attempt on a well-used Vista SP2 machine, this case study suggests that the process could not be completed without a Window Seven Ultimate ISO file. It also suggests that the product key was not demanded until the ninetieth minute, and that in case of old programs not functioning, reinstallation is able to fix the problem. The author goes on to recommend Engineer's Toolset v10 for comprehensive utilities in the case of troubleshooting problems and provides a copy of the same. The author further discusses the issue of installation stalling at 62%, using a free trial version of the Orion Network Configuration Monitor v6 and the experience of working with Windows Seven. The document reveals that a similar process cannot be applied whilst downgrading from Vista Ultimate to Microsoft Windows Seven Professional.

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