Disk Administrator

It is a good idea that you support this information once a month, in case you drop your hardware or you become a victim of a virus. However, it is more important even do so before changing of OS. How quick and easy to back up your data is by copying it and passing it to an external hard disk or a USB memory stick. Some prefer to trust their information to CDs or DVDs. In Windows XP, there is a useful tool of backup exclusively for this occasion. To find it: open the start menu > all programs > Accessories.

Backup tool is located in the System Tools folder. If you use w. Vista have more alternatives with two support options available to you: in the start menu go to all programs > maintenance. Opens the software backup and click back up computer to begin the process. This will create an image of your hard drive, but will not save your accounts of users, settings or preferences or Internet favorites. Windows easy transfer tool: supports all your important data; accounts of users, folders, settings, Internet settings and Favorites.

Opens the Start Menu and type easy in the search space and Windows easy transfer tool should appear in the search results. Once it starts, it will suggest you that you close all other programs to have better results and offers up to close them with the help of a simple key. Follow the command line and when your PC has been recharged, select a destination for the backed up data (external hard drive, USB memory stick, CDs or DVDs). Once Windows 7 is successfully installed, the Windows easy transfer tool will return to configure your PC using the saved settings. Third step: Get space. The official Windows 7 requires 16 GB of hard-drive space but ideally you separes 30 GB. With this extra space you can easily install any program you want along with your new OS. Advanced Council: want to create a partition on your hard-drive where you can install Windows 7? Type computer management in the search space of the Start menu. In the storage section, click Disk Administrator. Right click on the drive where you want to install Windows 7 (usually your C: / drive) and choose the option to make the smaller hard-drive. This will free up space so that you can create an additional partition. Fourth step: Windows 7 can be installed as a normal update on computers using w. Vista. But we recommend Windows XP users to install Windows 7 as a new installation. With Vista it is very simple, after you complete the previous steps insert the Windows 7 DVD and follow the instructions in the installation aid programme to upgrade your system. For XP, after you complete the previous steps, to initialize your computer from the DVD and the program of installation help guide you them in the process. Full installation takes about 30 minutes, which is surprisingly fast. The old and and new in Dual Boot mode: If you’re still not sure be ready to upgrade to Windows 7, you can install it alongside your existing OS. So you can easily make that transition and learn how to use Windows 7 without leaving your familiar environment. If possible, Windows 7 should be installed on its own hard-drive, or at least on its own partition if your team only has a hard-drive.