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