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Upgrading from millennium to Windows Vista on my hp palivion laptop. What can i do?

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    Frank Allik May 11, 2010

    well lets start with how much laptop we talkin here...as yer not gunna just toss Vista on just any old compy....keep in mind Vista prefers 4+ gigs of memory,128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)...40 GB hard drive with AT least 15 GB of available space...

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First you need to go to microsoft.com and run the vista compatibility tool to make sure the computer will take vista.If it will,You will need to download all the vista drivers for the hardware you have now .
Then,just install

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The first step (and the most obvious one) would be to make sure that your computer meets or beats the minimum system requirements for Windows Vista.

Once you've determined that your system meets the minimum requirements for Vista, then you need to go out and purchase a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate. Please note that there are upgrade versions, which are less expensive, but Vista cannot upgrade from Windows ME, you *must* purchase the standalone version in order to install it. This brings me to the second piece of important information. In order to install Vista, you will probably need to erase the hard drive and start with a fresh copy of Vista on an empty hard drive. So before you even begin the installation process for Vista, please ensure that you have all of your necessary information backed up to CD/DVD/external hard drive, so that you can retrieve it later and use it on the new operating system.

Hope this helps you out, and if you're capable of running Vista, happy surfing!

Posted on May 14, 2009

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How to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition Profiles to Windows XP...


This guide describes how to upgrade a Microsoft Microsoft Windows 98-based, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based client that has user profiles to a Microsoft Windows XP-based client.
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Otherwise, you must use a workaround method to transfer the profile information over to the Windows XP profile.
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Which Windows Vista Edition are you?


If you are upgrading XP to Vista, make sure you backup and have the program "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor"

Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=42B5AC83-C24F-4863-A389-3FFC194924F8&displaylang=en

Be Sure to Backup with a removable media such as CD's, Floppy Disks or USB Flash Drives, External Hard Drivers.

Windows Vista Editions:

Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Enterprise

These also include 64-bit.

Lastly, if you have XP and if it's Vista Capable, you don't need to use the upgrade advisor, you are allowed to use any, but you must download the drivers after upgrade.

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I have HP Pavilion 9727cl Entertainment notebook. After upgrading to windows 7 from Windows Vista ,it cannot find driver for coprocessor. On HP site they have listed some of their products for which...


haha. very funny. I have upgraded my laptop to windows 7 and am very satisfied with it except for one thing. The scroll keys on the touchpad are no long supported under Windows 7 vs. Vista. So, I was, like you disappointed that this happened. Maybe I should have been satisfied with windows vista, for that part of the computer working under vista but not 7.

I, however, like the windows 7 operating system very much compared to the slower buggier vista operating system.

Good luck on buying new pc or laptop computers that employ windows 7 or above (for the future).

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I suggest you to run a Compatibility Advisor to know which Windows 7 version is compatible for your Notebook.

Advisor Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx

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Upgrade vista home premium


As per my knowledge, there is no version of Vista called Vista Professional like in Windows XP.
Make sure what is the version to which you want to upgrade to from Vista Home Premium to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate.
The available versions of Vista Operating Systems along with the features supported from the Link below :
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx

However, if you want to Upgrade the current version of Vista to a higher version like Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, you need to purchase Vista Anytime Upgrade kit from any retail store or directly from Microsoft.
You can find the required information related to Anytime Upgrade Kit from the link below :
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/anytime-upgrade-overview.aspx

However, make sure that you had created the Recovery Disks for your notebook using which you will be able to reinstall the preinstalled Operating Sytem along with all the Preinstalled Applications and Drivers after which you need to use the Vista Upgrade Kit to upgrade to higher version of Vista.
However, if you are currently having a 32 Bit Vista preinstalled in the Notebook, it is not possible to upgrade to a 64 Bit Vista since you can upgrade only a 32 Bit of Operating System to a higher version of 32 Bit Operating System and a 64 Bit Operating System to a higher version of 64 Bit Operating System.
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