Upgrading to Windows 7

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Why Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7?

Microsoft hopes everybody will immediately switch to Windows 7, but they're targeting two groups in particular: people already using Windows XP and people already using Windows Vista. But if you've already [more…]

Why Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7?

If you bought your PC between 2001 and 2006, you’ve probably grown accustomed to the mechanics of Windows XP. But Microsoft releases a new version of Windows every few years. That leaves the nagging question [more…]

What to Look for in a New Windows 7 PC

Windows 7 will run on most people’s existing computers, but if yours is particularly old or limited or if you just want the latest and greatest, you need to know what to look for in a new Windows 7 PC. [more…]

Upgrading a Netbook to Windows 7 Home Premium

Most netbooks can be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. To determine whether your netbook can handle Windows 7 Home Premium, you first need to evaluate your system hardware capabilities, then [more…]

Understanding the Windows 7 Easy Transfer Feature

The Windows 7 Easy Transfer feature makes transferring settings and data files between two computers easy. You can use the Window7 Easy Transfer feature to send files from one computer to another or even [more…]

How to Clean Install Windows 7 over Windows XP

Windows 7 can’t directly upgrade a PC running Windows XP, which complicates things for Windows XP owners. To upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, known as a “clean install,” follow these steps. [more…]

How to Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7

New computers today come with Windows 7 preinstalled — it’s practically unavoidable. On the other hand, if you’re upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, you’ve got it easy: upgrading to Windows 7 is [more…]

How to Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Before making the leap to Windows 7, take a few minutes to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor scans your Vista or XP computer and tells you whether your PC can handle Windows 7. Running [more…]

How to Use the Windows Experience Index to Determine How Well a Computer Will Run Windows 7

If you want to upgrade a computer that is already running Vista, you’re in luck. The upgrade process is a breeze, and you can use the Windows Experience Index [more…]

How to Upgrade a Graphics Card on a Windows 7 Desktop PC

Having a decent graphics card is a big deal on a Windows 7 computer. If you’re upgrading an older desktop PC to Windows 7, you might want to take the time to upgrade the graphics card, too. Although digging [more…]

How to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7

Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a chore. Windows 7 will not automatically upgrade from XP, which means that you have to uninstall Windows XP before you can install Windows 7. And yes, that’s [more…]

How to Use Easy Transfer in Windows 7

You can use the Window7 Easy Transfer feature to send files from one computer to another or even to send files to an external hard drive. This feature makes changing to a new computer a breeze. [more…]

How to Use ReadyBoost to Speed Up Windows 7

Microsoft introduced the ReadyBoost technology in Windows Vista with the promise of accelerated performance, but the claims fell flat for most users. However, this feature actually does work in Windows [more…]

Back Up Your Data before Installing Windows 7

Before you jump into installing Windows 7 on your computer, you'll want to make sure your data stays safe. You can back up your files in a couple of different ways, depending on the Windows installation [more…]

Uninstalling Windows 7

Suppose you've tried Windows 7, had your fill, and decided to uninstall it and go back to the earlier version of Windows that you're used to. Providing you backed up your data before installing Windows [more…]

How to Upgrade Your Computer from Windows Vista to Windows 7

If you’re ready to take the leap from Windows Vista to Windows 7 on your computer, the process is fairly simple. When you upgrade your computer from Windows Vista to Windows 7, first make sure you have [more…]

How to Install Windows 7 over Windows XP or on an Empty Hard Drive

You can’t upgrade to Windows 7 from a Windows XP computer — you have to install Windows 7 over Windows XP. Be sure to back up any important programs or files on your computer. If you’re installing Windows [more…]

How to Upgrade to a Better Version of Windows 7 on a Netbook

Small notebook computers, known as netbooks,usually come with Windows 7 Starter edition — a stripped-down version of Windows 7 lacking the features found in more expensive versions. If you tire of Windows [more…]

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