Moving to Win 7.


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An Upgrade Installation replaces the present OS with Windows 7 and your documents, settings and projects are kept ... Windows Live Mail is anything but difficult to set up and is very easy to understand. ...
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Contemplations Dean Steichen A2CAT 2010 Moving to Win 7

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Major Factors Definitions: Upgrade versus Custom Install System Hardware (CPU, Memory, and so forth.) 3. Current Operating System 4. Program Software 5. Information on the C: Drive 6. Fringe Equipment (printers, scanners, and so on.)

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Definitions (Microsoft) An Upgrade Installation replaces the present OS with Windows 7 and your records, settings and projects are kept set up. A Custom (Clean) Installation replaces the present OS with Windows 7 yet does not protect your records, settings and projects. *

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Definitions Note 1* Microsoft\'s directions are somewhat deceptive as you can do a Custom (Clean) Install without the loss of your Data. Projects and settings will be lost yet not information. The Windows envelope (where your old Op.Sys. Projects, settings and records are) is renamed to Windows.old and another Windows envelope containing Windows 7 is made. Every other envelope stay as some time recently. The Windows Easy Transfer program (Downloadable from Microsoft) will reestablish the vast majority of your settings . More on Windows Easy Transfer later.

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Definitions Note 2* Formatting your hard circle (C :) amid Windows 7 Custom (Clean) establishment isn\'t essential . On the off chance that you need to reformat your hard circle you can do as such yet it is not required. On the off chance that you decide to reformat, make sure to reinforcement every one of your information to an outside drive before starting the "Update". It is a smart thought to reinforcement your C: drive at any rate

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System Hardware CPU – 1Ghz P4 min. (Double Core or X2 Recommended) Memory (RAM) Win 7 32Bit Requires 1GB: 2GB Recommended Win 7 64Bit Requires 2GB: 4GB+ Recommended Video Card – Verify with Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (Download pgm from Microsoft) Hard Drive Capacity (Storage) – no less than 120 GB

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Vista Operating System Vista 64 Bit will move up to Win 7 64 Bit Vista 32 Bit will move up to Win 7 32 Bit Vista 32 Bit will Custom Install to Win 7 64 Bit Check your equipment/programming similarity utilizing Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/redesign advisor.aspx And the Gibson Research Utility http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

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Windows XP Win XP - you might have the capacity to do a Custom Install Upgrade (contingent upon your equipment) Check with Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and Gibson Research Utility Your machine may require more RAM Your machine may require a superior Video Card Your machine may require a superior CPU

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Other OS (e.g. Win98, 2000) Buy a New Machine With Windows 7

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Program Software If you "Purchase New", the majority of your projects will must be re-introduced from unique sources. For Win XP updates, the majority of your projects will must be re-introduced from unique sources . For Vista your projects will keep on working in the event that you stay with the same variant (32bit or 64 bit). On the off chance that you update from 32 bit to 64 Bit variant you will need to re-introduce programs from unique sources . Note: In almost all cases 64 bit adaptations will run programming intended for 32 bit.

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Data Issues For "Purchase New" circumstances you should exchange your information to the new machine. For Win XP redesigns you ought to exchange information to outside source and be set up to reload it into Windows 7. For Vista redesigns the majority of your information will stay in place on the off chance that you stay with same form (32 bit or 64 bit)

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Peripheral Equipment Many printers, scanners, and so on, will require new drivers for Windows 7. Some may not be accessible. Check the producers site to check whether upgraded drivers are accessible for your adaptation of Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit). Littler Manufactures, for example, Palm, Brother, and so forth won\'t create drivers for the majority of their legacy gear

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Upgrade Summary (Type of Upgrade you can do) 1. In Place redesign : Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit Vista 64 bit to Windows 7 64 bit Custom (Clean) Install Win XP to Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit) Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit

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Data Transfer Windows Easy Transfer Program is incorporated into Windows Vista Program can be downloaded for Win XP Windows Easy Transfer spares the accompanying: User accounts Files and organizers Program information documents and settings E-mail messages, settings, and contacts Photos, music, and recordings Windows settings Internet settings

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Windows Easy Transfer Easy exchange will: Transfer information to outer hard drive and reinstall on updated framework or new machine. Exchange information specifically to new machine utilizing an uncommon information link.

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Windows 7 Email Windows 7 does exclude an email customer, i.e. Viewpoint Express or Windows Mail You can download Windows Live Mail for nothing and it replaces the two legacy items recorded above Windows Live Mail is anything but difficult to set up and is entirely easy to use. You will like it.

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Why Do It? Windows 7 boots and runs quicker than Vista Windows 7 is strong , i.e. not any more blue screens It\'s anything but difficult to work . You won\'t require any uncommon preparing to run the framework. Less demanding systems administration (Homegroup) Better Document Organization ( Libraries )

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Why Skip It? (For the present) Current System is working for you. Windows 7 is costly. Win 7 Drivers are not accessible for your printer, scanner, and so on. Your PC does not have sufficient equipment (CPU, RAM, Video, and so forth.) to bolster Win 7 and it would cost a considerable measure to upgrade it. Your projects are not upheld in Win 7.

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