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Windows 7: Fresh install from Windows Vista Home Basic

09 Apr 2011   #1
simonyee

Window 7 Professional
 
 
Fresh install from Windows Vista Home Basic

Hi, I have a HP Computer G3660d I would like to fresh install from the windows Home basic to Windows 7 Professional. Can this be done with just upgrading?


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09 Apr 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, see here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx
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From Home Basic to Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
You can even do this via Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade.
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10 Apr 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No, you can not upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Windows 7 Pro.

Fresh install from Windows Vista Home Basic-capturevhb.png


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10 Apr 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can use the Win7 Upgrade version, but you must clean install: Clean Install Windows 7
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10 Apr 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Theog, the snap you posted is for Vista to Win 7, not Win 7 to Win 7. Look at the link I posted please:

Fresh install from Windows Vista Home Basic-w7upgradepaths.jpg

Edit: That sounded harsh, sorry, was not meant that way.


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11 Apr 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Theog, the snap you posted is for Vista to Win 7, not Win 7 to Win 7. Look at the link I posted please:

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Edit: That sounded harsh, sorry, was not meant that way.
OP has Vista Home Basic, not Windows 7 Home Basic.
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12 Apr 2011   #7
simonyee

Window 7 Professional
 
 
Information about the windows 7 upgrade

Hi,
this is the report.
let me know why I have to upgrade to Win 7 ultimate?
because this computer is used in the office environment.
Thanks
simon yee


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File Type: docx VICK PC HP REPORT1.docx (40.0 KB, 12 views)
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12 Apr 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can use Upgrade version to install Pro but it would be a clean install since the path is not supported for an in-place Upgrade. But a "fresh install" is what you said you wanted anyway.

Back up your files externally, make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, or save a Backup Image of the entire HD first.

Boot the Windows 7 installer, choose Custom Install, then Drive Options (Advanced) to Delete all partitions not needed, following illustrated steps given here: Clean Install Windows 7

If you Delete all partitions to create New ones and Format, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. Partition as you wish and Format before installing to first OS partition.

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless driver on flash stick or CD so you can get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and check for optional Updates several times.

Any drivers still missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance changes after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs, then Puran boot-time defragger after adding it's Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
http://download.cnet.com/Puran-Defra...-75115626.html

Finally save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or replacement) using DVD/Repair CD with the stored image. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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