If you want to save part of the system settings when migrating from Windows XP operating system on the OS is Windows Vista, we recommend performing an OS upgrade.
Note that it is not for all versions of XP and Vista.
You will need
- - Windows Vista installation disc.
Note that Windows XP Media Center, professionalx64 and 2000 professional, can not be upgraded to Vista Business. But XP Media Center can be converted only in Vista Ultimate. Therefore, pre-verify the ability to update your OS. Now for the cleaning and preparation of the disc. Remove all necessary programs and applications. They still have to be reinstalled.
Try to achieve a complete absence of allextra applications. Run the hard drive defragmentation. Open the "My Computer" and right click on the system partition drive. Go to the Properties section. Click on the button "Defragment" and follow the process.
Now insert your DVD-ROM drive installationWindows Vista disc. In the menu that opens, select the "Check compatibility online." Make sure that your version of XP can be upgraded to this copy of Vista. Now click "Install".
This opens a new window containing the item "RunInternet connection to obtain the latest updates. " Click on it. It is necessary to increase the security level in the transition to a new operating system. In the next window, enter your license activation key. Check the box next to the parameter "Automatically activated when you connect to the Internet." Click "Next".
Accept the license agreement and morePress the "Next" button. Select "Update" item in a new window. After a while the "compatibility report" window opens. Close it by clicking the "Next" button. During OS update process, the computer will restart several times. The second and third stages of the upgrade can not be distinguished from the steps of the installation clean up Windows Vista. Be sure to check the compatibility of drivers after the OS upgrade.