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    Could someone explain in simple steps how one would start in the Vista to Windows 7 conversion ??

    I have a HP Compaq computer with 250 gig hard disk and 1 gig memory running under Vista Home.

    Thanks for any help.

    Theodore

    PS : I am contemplating this migration, but am still in the dark as to any real Windows 7 benefits.

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    [quote name='Theodore' post='798756' date='19-Oct-2009 13:12']Could someone explain in simple steps how one would start in the Vista to Windows 7 conversion ??

    I have a HP Compaq computer with 250 gig hard disk and 1 gig memory running under Vista Home.

    Thanks for any help.

    Theodore

    PS : I am contemplating this migration, but am still in the dark as to any real Windows 7 benefits.[/quote]
    Have a look at Paul Thurrott's Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - you may well want to run the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor which should report on things like your printers, not just the PC hardware.

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    [quote name='Theodore' post='798756' date='19-Oct-2009 07:12']Could someone explain in simple steps how one would start in the Vista to Windows 7 conversion ??

    I have a HP Compaq computer with 250 gig hard disk and 1 gig memory running under Vista Home.

    Thanks for any help.

    Theodore

    PS : I am contemplating this migration, but am still in the dark as to any real Windows 7 benefits.[/quote]

    I recommend that you install another 1 GB of RAM. It will make you system much more responsive. That recommendation is regardless of whether you upgrade or not. If you have a desktop machine that is usually fairly easy and most of the time you just add RAM. More expensive sometimes with a notebook as often with notebooks you need to completely replace RAM and not just add more.

    See the following for several opinions about the good stuff in Windows 7:

    InformIT: Seven Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7 > Seven Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7
    Windows 7: Four Reasons to Upgrade, Four Reasons to Stay Away - PC World
    Ten Reasons Why People Will Upgrade To Windows 7 (MSFT)#comments#comments#comments
    Top 10 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 7
    Windows 7 @ Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows - a series of articles.

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    Thanks Lief and Joeperez for your fine Windows 7 research articles !!

    Theodore

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