Remove vista & install windows 7 on laptop

January 10, 2015 at 16:26:30
Specs: Windows Vista
how do I ewmove vista from my laptop and install windows 7 on lapyop
I have the windowws 7 cd, when I put in the cd notheing happens.

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#1
January 10, 2015 at 16:33:23
Before installing any OS upgrade (or downgrade for that matter), make sure the manufacturer has driver support for the target OS. Since you don't mention make/model, there's no way we would know.

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#2
January 10, 2015 at 16:46:39
" when I put in the cd notheing happens"
Go into the bios > Boot, & make sure it is set to boot from the CD first.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
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#3
January 10, 2015 at 23:26:41
You mention putting in the windows 7 cd and it does hothing. Windows 7 will be on a DVD so you need to make sure you have a DVD drive.

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#4
January 11, 2015 at 01:42:11
And be sure you have saved copies of "all" your important files - off the system (as is) entirely. Typically to dvd but an external hard drive too would be wise. Verify the copies are truly accessible on at least one other working computer. Then set about your project...

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#5
January 11, 2015 at 01:45:38
You said nothing happens...?? You mean to say it starts Win Vista ?? If your system starts, WIN Vista then as mentioned above by leelundy1 you need to select the boot menu first then select the CD/DVD. If it is the other way then you need to come back with the error so first watch closely as what happens ! Also make sure that you have a WIN 7 DVD with you, which is already mentioned by DAVEINCAPS.

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#6
January 11, 2015 at 16:20:13
One more thing worth mentioning. As long as your system has Windows 7 drivers available, you have the option of a clean install (preferable and as described above, you boot to DVD and delete all current partitions) or an upgrade install (Start the DVD from within Vista to do this, but only do this if you are not having any real problems with Vista and you are positive that you have no root infection (Virus, Root Kit, Trojan, etc). Either way, I would recommend downloading the correct drivers and copying them onto a flash drive so as soon as the system boots up, you can install them (this can save you a lot of time and trouble).

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