Ok...I'm getting ready to put in Windows 7 an upgrade from Windows Vista HP/SP2
I received my Win 7 upgrade disk for free when I bought a new Dell back in September (2009) that was pre-loaded with Vista. I had several months to work with Vista and I'm now ready to upgrade.
I did not install or download a lot of apps or drivers
-that was intentional- as I knew I'd upgrade down the road...which is very soon LOL
I'm doing some backups and will put that on my external HD.
I have some questions that's been floating around my head: 1) Product Key:
I have the PK for Windows 7 on the Disc Cover...I use that when they ask for it? or the PK from my Computer? Where can I find my computer's PK? And I'd like to activate my OS "now" 2) Upgrade, Custom or Clean?
there's a LOT of confusion about this, and I'm hearing that a lot of people prefer to do a "clean" install over an upgrade. Here's what I want: I want Window 7 to overwrite Vista, but get rid of the old stuff, including Window updates for Vista.
The impression I get from the clean install, is that you wipe out everything, including the OS...that doesn't make sense to me, if Windows 7 wants verification that the current OS is there in order to upgrade to. Correct me if this is not the case. 3) Uninstall
-- programs, applications? Or does Windows 7 takes care of that issue? 4)x64, x86
-- I'm totally clueless with this.... someone dumb it down for me? 5) UAC:
need to know if there's a way to turn that off as I'm the primary user of my computer when I upgrade to Win 7 Here's the info on my computer and OS:
Computer: Dell Inspiron 537S, 4GB Ram, Pentium Dual Core, 64-Bit
OS: Vista Home Premium, SP2
Upgrade Discs: 1) Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit
2) Upgrade Assistant
TIA for suggestions/advice!