Update Vista OS to W7

  Noggerules 11:39 24 Oct 2009

Can you install W7 Ultimate update on computer where Windows Vista 64 bit Home edition is included on the main set up disc for the make of computer and not as a stand alone edition.

  anskyber 12:03 24 Oct 2009

not sure I completely understand the question but here are the options for upgrades click here(WS.10).aspx

  anskyber 12:07 24 Oct 2009

No you cannot upgrade cross architecture ie from 32bit to 64bit. You should boot from disc and do a custom(clean) install after backing up all you files and data.

  anskyber 12:08 24 Oct 2009


  Noggerules 12:29 24 Oct 2009

Sorry if I have confused YOU I am confused myself, must be my age.

I have an Advent computer running 64 bit Windows Vista Home edition which is part of the system set up disc and not a seperate Windows disc.

Is it thus possible to upgrade to W7 Ultimate 64 bit. And the part I am not sure about; would it affect any of the other software/ hardware originally loaded at setup.

  anskyber 12:47 24 Oct 2009

Yes you can upgrade from a 64bit Home Premium editin to 64 bit Home ultimate see click here(WS.10).aspx and an upgrade will leave all programmes and docs intact. You should run the upgrade advisor first to see if any of your kit or programmes are incompatible. click here

  jakimo 13:22 24 Oct 2009

The upgrade advisor said my laser printer & scanner were incompatible with Win7,...but I went ahead and upgraded from Vista to Win7 anyway,... I had to re-install the laser useing the Vista drivers,the rest of the hardware functioned perfectly,...you might have to uninstall some software though,and then reinstall (you will get a message if this is required)

  Noggerules 14:30 24 Oct 2009

Thanks anskyber. Upgrade advisor says everything compatable except to upgrade printer driver. That was a prob with Vista 64 so all ok. Thanks

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