What's the best way to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7?
by netmark72 - 12/16/10 5:07 AM
Thinking of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 and trying to decide whether to upgrade or clean install. The problem I have is that my laptop manufacturer didn't supply disks with drivers, etc, so if I clean install, I presume I'll lose these apps. I've heard that the alternative (upgrading) can leave remenants of Vista which can affect the performance of Windows 7. A third alternative I thought, is to first reinstall Vista from scratch using the recovery disks (therefore creating a 'clean' version of Vista with all apps supplied when I bought the laptop) and then imediately upgrade to Windows 7. I'm hoping that upgrading from a brand new clean version of Vista might eliminate the problems associated with upgrading from a well used version of Vista. Does anyone think this would have the same effect on performance as a clean install of Windows 7?
Thanks in advance.