November 11, 2011

Tips for Migrating Applications to Windows 7

Windows 7, the successor of Windows Vista, has been out for more than a year now. Users who have been looking to upgrade to Win7 from their existing operating systems (OS) are exploring ways to do it in the right manner. Considering it, we have designed a comprehensive guide that will help users perform the migration on their own and essentially without the help of Microsoft technical support.

Steps to Migrating Application to Windows 7

Before starting with the migration procedure, you should have purchased the original Windows 7 OS along with the installation media like CD\DVD etc. If you purchased the OS online, then you would only receive the product key in your mailbox from Microsoft and not any CD etc. If you want an installation disk, then contact Microsoft product support. You might have to shell out extra money to get one.

Check Windows Updates to see if you are being offered upgrade to Win7. It is, however, recommended to perform a clean installation of Win 7 instead of upgrade so as to avoid bumping into common upgrade problems. Back up all your data to an external flash drive or other media before performing the clean installation.

Check that your hardware meets the minimum system requirements for Win 7. If you are upgrading from Win Vista, then you need not worry as it meets the hardware requirements. However, if you are upgrading from Win XP, then you must check these. The installation of Windows 7 requires 1GHz processor (32-bit/64-bit), 2GB RAM (32-bit/64-bit) or higher for heavy-duty applications, 16GB free space available on the hard drive, DirectX 9 graphics support, Windows Driver Model (WDM) 1.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, and 128MB graphics memory among others.

 If you don’t want to go through the installation or upgrade procedure, then use this method. Do not erase anything on your computer. Simply download and install Windows Easy Transfer from Microsoft’s official website. You can also choose to download Laplink’s PCmover. Both the tools will help you not only backup all your data and settings etc. stored on the hard drive but also cleanly install Win 7 on a new computer or the existing one. Laplink PCmover comes with a transfer cable that will help you move your existing data to another Windows 7 computer. Windows Easy Transfer gives you options to transfer data through transfer cable, network, and an external USB flash drive or hard drive.

Whichever tool you conclude on, download it from its official site. Save the downloaded file to desktop (for convenience) and then run it as an administrator. Follow the wizard’s instructions and complete the migration.

Feel free to get online technical support to fix your computer problems. Just Call on Toll-Free number(1-866-541-1792) & get 24*7 expert help for online diagnostic and troubleshooting.

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