I just upgraded my Windows Vista Business 64-bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I made some screenshots of the upgrade. It took a long time (between 3 and 4 hours, on an HP notebook with an Intel Core Duo CPU T8300 2.40 GHz with 4GB RAM), but besides from the time it took, it went more or less smooth. I only had to uninstall an unsupported McAfee VirusScan (and replace with another antivirus product); the rest were minor compatibility issues.
I downloaded the Technet DVD ISO file, requested a key, and burned the DVD. Then from within Vista started setup.exe.
Most of the time when you are already running Vista you won’t have that much compatibility problems, so I skipped the compatibility check, and clicked Install now.
I selected the first option …
I accepted the licence terms and clicked Next
Now I selected Upgrade
In the compatibility check I got some isssues:
I uninstalled VirusScan 8.5, restarted my PC and had to restart all previous steps all over again.
Then the wait was about to start … copying files, etc …
After the first reboot I couldn’t make screenshots anymore, but if I remember correctly the only things left were:
- Entering product key
- Configuration of Windows Updates method (Use recommended settings)
- Time zone