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Installing Windows 7 on a Compaq Presario C500

By Harish Sheel Subscribe to RSS | March 7th 2012 | Views:

The Compaq Presario C500 laptop has preinstalled Windows Vista, but Window 7 is the most recent version of windows operating system. So, if you want to upgrade your Compaq Presario C500 from Windows Vita to Window 7, you must have to purchase the Windows 7 disc or download the upgrade files from the Microsoft. The upgrading from Windows Vista to Window 7 process might take less than 30 minutes. While upgrading your Vista to Window 7, all your personal data or file gets transferred automatically to new Window 7. So you didn't have to create the backup copy of personal files. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you can't upgrade your Vista running on 32- bit to the 64 bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa.

Instructions to install Window 7 on Compaq Presario C500

Step 1

Write down your Window product or registration key somewhere safely , which is at the back of the installation disc or if you have downloaded the Window 7 files from the Microsoft site, check the confirmation email.

Step 2

Before proceeding to installation process, turn off antivirus software or any other security software. If you have downloaded the upgrade file, double-click on the Windows 7 setup file or installation file.

Step 3

In the installation window, click on "Install Now" to start the installation process

Step 4

Download the important updates if you have access to the internet. If you can't access the internet, skip the updates screen or you can download the updates later.

Step 5

Read carefully and click on check box next to "I accept the licensing terms" to agree the terms and conditions and click on "Next" button.

Step 6

When you proceed to the next page, click on "Upgrade" and follow the instructions, you may be asked to give some basic information to finish the installation process.


Things to keep in mind before upgrading your current operating system. Before upgrading your operating system always try to create the backup of your personal data or files. Make sure that you don't have to buy new hardware, use internet to do some research and see whether you can directly upgrade your current operating system or not. Read the articles and reviews about the operating system which you are going to use, make sure, that there's no driver and application compatible issues with the new operating system even in a compatibility mode. See which version or the edition of the Window 7 Support is more suitable for your computer, according to its configuration. Lastly always ask yourself a question why you want to upgrade your current operating system or want to switch to new operating system.

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