Solved Trying to upgrade old Vista laptop to Win7, need help please

July 5, 2016 at 19:19:50
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a HP g60-447cl notebook that is running vista and i at least want to get it to windows 7. My problem comes when i download the windows 7 upgrade advisor and try to run it this is when a box pops up telling me the installer service could not be accessed and that this can occur if the installer is not installed correctly. I have been on line all afternoon trying to get help but microsoft doesnt have support for vista any more. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance

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July 5, 2016 at 19:38:57
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If it supports Vista, it will support Win7. All you had to do was check the HP site. There's a complete list of Win7 drivers available for your model.

Rather than upgrading from Vista to Win7, I recommend that you back up all your important data, then wipe the HDD & do a clean installation of Win7 from scratch.

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July 6, 2016 at 01:53:45
Regardless of which route you go, upgrade Vista or clean install... first safeguard your data. Copy it all to external storage; DVD at least (make two sets and check they are OK), and/or and/or to an external hard drive too is nice(r). External drives are cheap enuff these days, so consider having one for frequent duplication of personal data alongside DVD. That way you reduce risk of loss of critical items - photos being the usual casuality...

edited by trvlr to correct iPad induced typos..."

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July 6, 2016 at 04:52:26
Thank you so much, that was incredibly helpful, and this is an old laptop that i am trying to teach myself with so if i mess up its not the end of the world but thank you both!

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