Time
8 hours 33 minutes
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Beginner
CEU/CPE
9

Video Transcription

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upgrading Windows operating systems
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to look at what upgrading Windows operating systems we have to start with understanding Microsoft Term for upgrade
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Microsoft talks about three types of actually four types of upgrades.
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The first type is an in place upgrade,
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and then in place. Upgrade is when you install a new operating system right over the top of the 61 without destroying the existing files.
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And all were most of the existing install is retained and just upgraded to the new operating system.
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Microsoft also has something called a custom upgrades,
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and a custom upgrade is a convenient way of saying a clean install wipe off the hard drive and started over again.
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But custom upgrades sounds more user friendly, so that's the term they use.
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So when you see custom upgrade, realize you're wiping the hard drive and starting over
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and then the last one's in any time upgrade
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and in any time upgrade is an in place or a customer upgrade.
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It's a license based and about moving from one version
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oven existing operating system to ah hire version of the same operating system.
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In my example, we talked about Windows seven basic going to Windows seven ultimate.
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They call that in any time upgrade
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Now. Note. Be sure to
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keep straight in your own mind
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that the in place upgrade in the custom upgrader about physical installs
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anytime upgrade is about a physical install.
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But also you have to worry about whether you have the license to install
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and the license. And having a valid license is a separate process from mechanically doing the installation.
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So general terms
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issues you're gonna run into in upgrades
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if you look at Windows expiate when those x p was developed in 2001.
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So the hardware requirements were extremely low for Windows X P o boxes you run today. Mayor may not support higher version, so you may want to do it in place. Upgrade,
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but
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you're operating system physically. May not support it on for the operating hardware. Physically Man supported
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menu in CPU for X p was 233 megahertz and 64 megs of RAM.
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So if you go to Vista, you look mate. 800 or 1000 megahertz, depending on which version of Vista,
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512 megabytes or a gig of RAM,
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and the hard drive space is 10 times higher.
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And
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one of the final things that will block you is if you have the higher versions of Vista that use Arrow.
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Aargh. Capable video cards had to have at least 128 megabytes of RAM and had to support direct X nine,
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which was never a requirement with anything for X B.
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What they did with Windows Vista was all the fancy movements, the glass, the glass pane look,
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the, uh,
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activity on the screen. Rather than pushing it back to the CPU, they pushed it all to the video card
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to free up CPU cycles for processing applications.
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So you have to have a whole different kind of video card to run Heroin Vista or in Windows seven, for that matter
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and Window seven
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requirements a slightly higher than
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Vista
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so most systems are running. Vista can be upgraded to Windows. Seven.
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Other considerations. When you do an upgrade, you may find the existing BIOS or the existing chipsets on the motherboard.
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Don't have support drivers in the new operating system,
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especially if you look into upgrading from an old version of hardware. There was running Windows X p
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because that hardware we may have been retired and not on
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the hard work, compatibility and list for the newer operating systems.
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There may be features of the run support in the hardware.
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We just talked about the Arrow feature being one of those.
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The speed of the hardware components may actually support the operating system, but may run it so slowly that you wish you hadn't done the upgrade.
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And in most cases, there is no way to go backward
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without wiping everything you're doing. Complete reinstall
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drivers support for the candidate version.
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There may not be drivers in the new operating system to support
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some of the
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cards or Adams that you have in the older hardware,
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and that's a special issue when you try to move from the 32 bit version to a 64 bit version
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because 64 bit versions need their owns 64 bit drivers.
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And there were many things, especially many consumer APS, consumer
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USB printers and other pieces like that that we're not written with a 64 bit driver.
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You may have application compatibility issues.
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The disk file systems may need to be converted. You may have been running Windows X P in fat or fat 32 you may now be required to upgrade to
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version of NT F s,
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which is doable. But it's one extra step.
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You can see the note on the screen. In the in place, upgrade has to have the same CPU type
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eso anyplace. Upgrade from a 32 bit system has to go up to another 32 bit system.
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You can't cross the 32 bit to 64 bit barrier. Any time you cross from a 32 bit system to a 64 bit system, that's a clean install.
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Now,
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if you want to know in advance,
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what's your success might be,
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you can go to the Microsoft Compatibility Center for an online evaluation.
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It'll install an app on your existing machine. Run a compatibility test, and it will tell you how successful the new operating system will be
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based on your existing hardware and software.
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So a matrix
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You can look here and we can see
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that a lot of things marked up for whether they're upgrade or clean installs. I'm not going to read every block,
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but you can see some patterns here, right?
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Every version of X p
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that goes to 64 bit version of Vista has to have a clean install.
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Every version of X p Home
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can perform an upgrade
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to its Vista
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version,
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so there are some patterns you can see,
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but consult this
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to know which one's actual work for you.
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Same thing with Vista to Window seven.
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So if the last screen was Expedia Vista, this is Vista to seven.
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And again,
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you can see the difference between upgrades and clean installs, and you can also see some mayonnaise
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Any Windows. Seven home basic version
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can on Lee be upgraded from Vista Home Basic. You can't take any of the higher level distal versions
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and essentially downgrade their features into Windows. Seven. Home basic
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So again at the bottom of the screen.
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If you moving from 32 bit Vista to 64. Big Window seven.
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No matter what it says in the Matrix, that is a clean install
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Windows anytime. Upgrades anytime. Upgrades our feature upgrades under oven existing version
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like, for one version investor to a higher version of Vista.
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So if you see on the screen Vista Home Basic can go to home premium or can go to ultimate
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Mr home premium can go toe ultimate
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and Mr Business can Go Toe Ultimate
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and the same. Note about 32 bit to 64
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on the window. Seven side.
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Any upgrade from one window. Seven version to another seven starter can go to seven. Home Premium Professional Ultimate
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seven. Home Basic Goto Premium Professional Ultimate
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seven Premium can go to professional or elopement
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and professional goto Ultimate.
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If you notice what we haven't talked about, here is how you get from Windows X P
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Fuel Window seven.
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The only way to get from Windows X P two Windows seven. If you have to do in place upgrades
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is doing in place. Upgrade from Windows X, P Vista and then do it with employees. Upgrade from Vista to Window seven.
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And if you do that
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after you install Vista, you have to make sure to install the service packs
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invested to bring it up to the highest level of Vista
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in terms of patching before you try to run from Vista to Window seven

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