When you try to upgrade your existing computer from Windows
XP to Windows
Vista or when you perform a clean install on a new system, then the
process of installing Windows Vista is pretty straightforward.
It will definitely perform a clean install which means any
files that are on your machine, as part of a previous operating system, will be
removed. This also means that you should take a backup of each and every data
that you wish to keep before performing a clean install in Windows Vista.
Always remember that before you install any operating system on your Windows
Vista computer, it is extremely important to make sure that your system is
compatible with the type of OS that you are installing. But make sure that your
hard drive, RAM memory, and processor speed are at least the minimum required
for the OS to work properly. You can accomplish this if you are using Window's Vista
by visiting Microsoft's website or consulting the documentation that came with
your CD or DVD copy of your Windows Vista.
If you want to upgrade from those previous versions of Windows, you can simply
insert your Windows Vista disk into your computers drive. After this the
process will start by itsself after a moment or two however if the program
fails to launch by its self you can force it to begin by going to START>RUN option
and then type in your drive letter followed by: \setup.exe and then press OK.
This step will definitely start the process and you should see a screen that
gives you the option to install. Just go ahead and click ok to start the
Now you just have to install again if you are performing an upgrade you should
be able to select upgrade when the “Which type of install would you like to
perform?” screen appears and Window's will upgrade to the Windows Vista version.
For this you can follow the directions outlined by the documentation that
accompanied your CD or DVD copy of Windows Vista. If you want to perform a
clean installation on a computer which has an earlier version of Window's, you
can start the setup portion as it was outlined above with the only difference
being that when the Which type of installation would you like to perform screen
appears, you have to chose Custom (advanced) and then follow the instructions
outlined by the documentation.
If your Windows Vista is working properly after the installation then you have
to complete the process correctly. If you experience any difficulty with the
installation you can always go to the troubleshooting section and try to solve
Therefore by following these steps you can easily install Windows Vista
operating system. Always remember that when you try to upgrade your existing
computer from Windows
XP to Windows Vista, you will find that Windows Vista is pretty
easier. With these few steps just help yourself and your PC.