Upgrading from Vista to Windows7

Our story continues…

There was a big brouhaha when David went to buy the Acer laptop and couldn’t use his cards. My easy-going husband got bent outta shape and almost left Sam’s without it.

It turned out to be a good thing for us in the end. David has a Sam’s membership, so he was able to open a special account to buy the Acer. Aaaand if we pay it off in 12 months there will no interest charges.

We are paying off this honey in two months.

My son-in-law told me when Window7 came out that everyone he talked to loved it. Now I see why. This system is really snappy, the colors are so vibrant you want to reach out and touch everything, in the search bar you just type a key word or two. I could go and on.

Now I gotta tell ya I was nervous about installing Windows7 on my Dell XPS 420. We were sailing along okay with Vista—although, I did take some stuff off the system when I first got this machine. There’s junk on all new systems.

The installation was a breeze. The preparation was more of a hassle than installing Windows7. Here was the process:

  1. 1.    Burned my photos to a disk
  2. 2.    Put my files and documents on a flash drive.
  3. 3.    Placed the disk in drive and waited 2hrs.
  4. 4.    Typed in Product Key (it’s inside plastic cover)

That’s about it. The packet comes with two discs, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit. If you want to know what version you have: go to your start menu, right click on computer, click properties, it’s next to system type.

Nothing went wrong. You don’t have to check if your system can handle Windows7, that’s the first thing that happens when you put in the disc.

So, if you’re debating about upgrading to Windows7 … go for it. I’m glad I did.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

 BTW, I have 32-bit ‘cause David did a little
research and thinks it’s better. Guess you
can tell who is boss around here.


About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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