Upgrade Windows XP in Sony® VAIO Y Series Laptop
The Sony VAIO® Y Series is one of those laptops that combine excellent functionality with great looks. Though the Sony VAIO Y Series Laptop come pre-installed with the Windows® 7 operating system, it can be installed with the Windows® XP® operating system. However, considering the features and applications that one can avail of in the Windows® 7 operating system, many of the users might be tempted to upgrade their computer to Windows® 7. The important things to keep in mind while upgrading Windows® XP® in the Sony VAIO® Y Series Laptops are mentioned here:
- Criteria for Windows® 7 upgrade
- Things to keep in mind
- Upgrade Windows® XP® to Windows® 7
Criteria for Windows® 7 upgrade
Upgrading a computer is never easy unless you know the basics. First of all, to upgrade to Windows® 7, the existing operating system should be Windows® Vista®. However, if your computer (installed with Windows® XP®) has a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA), then your computer can qualify for the upgrade. A 32-bit Windows® XP® platform can be upgraded only to a 32-bit Windows® 7 platform.
Things to Keep in Mind
Make sure that all the softwares installed in your Windows® XP® operating system are compatible with the Windows® 7 operating system. If you are not sure then you can use the Windows® Upgrade Advisor. Run this software to find out the list of all compatible software. The next important thing is to transfer all your important files, folders and all the settings to a new location. This can be done with the help of Windows® Easy File Transfer Software. Also, you need to keep in mind the fact that all the setup files of important software need to be kept ready as you can do only a custom-install of the Windows® 7 operating system.
If you have the Windows® 7 operating system downloaded from the Internet, then you can double-click it and install it. If you have the installation disc then you can double-click on setup.exe after you insert the disc into the disc drive. Click on “Install Windows®” page and then click “Install Now”. All this can be done while running your computer that has the Windows® XP® operating system. The installation procedure will finish after performing some simple on-screen instructions. Please keep in mind that you need to install it in “Custom” installation mode. Select the partition containing your Windows® XP® operating system and click “Next”. The steps that follow are very easy. Follow all these on-screen instructions and you will be done with upgrading your system to Windows® 7.