Upgrade Vista to Win 7 ?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by - Bobb -, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. - Bobb -

    - Bobb - Guest

    I bought Windows7 in pre-release and never installed it ( waiting until the
    first bugs would we ironed out). I then got a Lenovo pc from someone going
    thru a divorce - Vista was blown up and I ordered DVDs, did the reinstall
    and now it's time to do upgrade it.
    If anyone has upgraded a Vista PC to Win 7 could you tell me .... basic
    things about the upgrade process, like:

    How much new disk space will it consume ? roughly
    How long to do it ?
    Will I have to reinstall apps ?
    Start it and walk away ? or need to stay nearby for 'a while' to answer
    questions.
    I have nothing of mine on there so during the process will it ask " wipe old
    stuff" or "save old stuff". If so, I assume it would be more efficient to
    start fresh. Anyway to have that happen ?

    then licensing issues. I made a ghost copy of drive - they both boot in the
    box, so during upgrade, I thought disconnect the other drive - and worst
    case I could reboot that.
    If all goes well with Win7, would that second Vista drive still work in the
    PC ?
    I'm not a Vista user ( only ever used it to make sure the Lenovo box
    worked.), but just wondering if I could leave it in there and if ever a
    problem with Win7 I could change boot order. Or once that Vista license is
    upgraded would the original install die if it ever talked to msft server
    again ?

    Thanks
     
    - Bobb -, Dec 9, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. - Bobb -

    - Bobb - Guest

    Update: I installed Win7 Pro upgrade to blank partition and dual boot works
    fine.
    (It told me it needed 16gb and I only had 9gb free on C partition , so i
    used another)
    Installed from DVD in about 45 minutes, then spent about 3 hours installing
    updates, reboot, update more, reboot, then SP1 , reboot.


    "- Bobb -" <bobb@noemail.123> wrote in message
    news:jbrv6r$2kr$...
    >I bought Windows7 in pre-release and never installed it ( waiting until the
    >first bugs would we ironed out). I then got a Lenovo pc from someone going
    >thru a divorce - Vista was blown up and I ordered DVDs, did the reinstall
    >and now it's time to do upgrade it.
    > If anyone has upgraded a Vista PC to Win 7 could you tell me .... basic
    > things about the upgrade process, like:
    >
    > How much new disk space will it consume ? roughly
    > How long to do it ?
    > Will I have to reinstall apps ?
    > Start it and walk away ? or need to stay nearby for 'a while' to answer
    > questions.
    > I have nothing of mine on there so during the process will it ask " wipe
    > old stuff" or "save old stuff". If so, I assume it would be more efficient
    > to start fresh. Anyway to have that happen ?
    >
    > then licensing issues. I made a ghost copy of drive - they both boot in
    > the box, so during upgrade, I thought disconnect the other drive - and
    > worst case I could reboot that.
    > If all goes well with Win7, would that second Vista drive still work in
    > the PC ?
    > I'm not a Vista user ( only ever used it to make sure the Lenovo box
    > worked.), but just wondering if I could leave it in there and if ever a
    > problem with Win7 I could change boot order. Or once that Vista license is
    > upgraded would the original install die if it ever talked to msft server
    > again ?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    - Bobb -, Dec 10, 2011
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. DP
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    821
    Aaron Kelley
    Jul 23, 2006
  2. R-on
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    698
    Gaius Baltar
    Dec 8, 2007
  3. Big.Doc.D
    Replies:
    17
    Views:
    936
    Big.Doc.D
    Jul 27, 2009
  4. vsoler

    Win Vista & Win 7

    vsoler, Dec 8, 2009, in forum: Wireless Networking
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    959
    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\)
    Dec 9, 2009
  5. lbbss
    Replies:
    20
    Views:
    971
    Meat Plow
    Sep 22, 2010
Loading...

Share This Page