Upgrading to Windows 7? Here's What You Should Know.
Do you want to enjoy all the goodies that Windows 7 offers without the work of installing a totally fresh operating system? While your more tech-savvy friends might look down their noses, a more simple "in-place upgrade" could be the better option for you. You just need to prepare yourself before tackling this task. Luckily, DownloadSquad has offered a few tips and tricks to make the upgrade process as smooth as possible.
You should download this Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which checks to see if your hardware is capable of running Windows 7. Typically, you'll need at least 16 gigabytes of free disk space, 1 gigabyte of memory, and a processor that runs at 2GHz or higher. You can free up space on your hard drive with free programs like CCleaner or DriveSpacio. Most importantly, before performing the upgrade, check the Advisor's list of programs that won't work with the new OS. If your favorite program is on there, you might want to reconsider the upgrade. Because we all know you can't really live without iTunes or 'Civilization 4.'
Sure, you might encounter some minor problems like the ones above, but think of the time and headaches an upgrade will save. While your friends are still stuck doing that tedious clean install, you'll be enjoying Windows 7. Sounds like a fair trade to us. [From: Download Squad]