Remove vista install windows 7

September 4, 2011 at 00:18:37
Specs: Windows vista, 1gb
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September 4, 2011 at 05:25:36
Go to Windows 7 site and run compatibility test first, if no serious issues you cannot handle the proceed. You will need to increase your memory to 2GB or more for the 32bit version and 4GB or more for the 64bit version. You have two options, one is to do an upgrade where your files and programs are left where they are (back up files anyway), and the other is to do a completely clean install. You can do either one from any Windows 7 upgrade disk you purchase, if your system is generally running well you can do the upgrade (if 32bit version you can only stay with 32bit this way). If you have been having serious problems like registry problems or a persistent infection then you should go with a clean install. If you have been having a lot of random errors, freezes, or shut downs then you should clean out with compressed air and test your memory for errors (Memtest86).
Make a back up of all of your files to an external drive.
Download drivers for your system for the version of Windows 7 you are installing (32bit or 64bit) and save them to a flash drive. IF drivers are not available, do not proceed with install.
Download any program installers you will need that you do not have install disks for and save them also to flash drive (clean install only).
Reset your BIOS so that the DVD drive is first in boot order.
Put in the install disk and restart the machine.
The machine will boot to the Windows 7 install program.
Choose Upgrade or Custom for a clean install.
If you choose for a clean install then go to Partition/Format, delete the current partition(s), create a new partition and format, then install.
The install will walk you through all the rest.
Install drivers for all of your hardware.

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