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How to Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7

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How to Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7

If you are using Windows Vista, then you might be knowing that you can upgrade to Windows 7 directly from the upgrade pack. We have covered how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 using Easy File transfer without losing your files. Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is more easier task and you will not lose any of your installed programs unless it is non compatible with Windows 7. Make sure that when you are upgrading, you are using the same version of Windows 7.

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1. Insert the Windows 7 upgrade CD and double click the set up file. Click on Install Now when the set up loads.

Install Windows 7

2. In the next step, you can either chose to download all the latest updates if you are connected to internet or install without getting the updates.

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Get Updates

3. Accept the license terms and click next.


4. In the type of installation, select upgrade. This will allow you to upgrade from Windows Vista.

Select Upgrade

5. Now the set up will check for compatibility and if it finds any issues, it saves the report to the desktop.

Checking compatibility

6. In case there are no compatibility issues, the set up will continue with the installation. You can follow the steps on the screen to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7.

You can check the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to see if your PC is compatible for upgrade and also check out the upgrade chart while upgrading from Windows Vista.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



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    November 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    From where can i get windows 7 upgrade cd??

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