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Old 11-04-2007, 02:15 AM   #1
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Hi,
Today I am going to do a move on this laptop from windows vista HOME basic to windows vista home PREMUIM. I have a cd and product key.
1.Can I upgrade or not?
AND..
2.Is it recommended?
Because I like that switch between windows thing because it don't work in basic you might as well go alt+tab!
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:16 AM   #2
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u should be able to
i dont see the point, i mean, if money is no object, then u might as well go from basic to ultimate

i'm assuming the possibility that money is no object, because for half the people on this site, money really is NO object
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:20 AM   #3
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as long as your GPU is powerful enough to handle Aero then you will have no probs.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:34 AM   #4
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I know but will the switch between windows thing work!!??
Anway i will be off here about noon then to do it.
can i do a upgrade?
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:38 AM   #5
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I have Vista Home Premium and to be honest I dont even use the switch between windows thing. it is easier just to click the window on the taskbar
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:43 AM   #6
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I know but will the switch between windows thing work!!??
Anway i will be off here about noon then to do it.
can i do a upgrade?
Can i upgrade?????????????
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:44 AM   #7
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you can definately upgrade...but no of us can tell you whether all the features will work without knowing what GPU you have
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:50 AM   #8
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how can i find my GPU.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:56 AM   #9
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right click on my computer and click properties
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:57 AM   #10
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You don't really need a powerful system to run Vista Basic, but Vista Home Premium supposedly requires a bit more resource to run because of Aero and all that crap.

Go to Device Manager and click on Display Properties. It will tell you what kind of video card you're running. For CPU/RAM info, download CPU-Z software.

It's a great program to see what you're running.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:57 AM   #11
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Ok i will post the results ASAP.
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:01 AM   #12
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2.19???
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:05 AM   #13
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GHz? Technically, you need at least the following to run Home Premium:

1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor).

1 GB of system memory.

Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum), Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.

40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
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I have a 40GB HDD i am running Home basic with 32 Bit 128MB of Graphics 660MB of RAM
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I wouldnt run home premium with less than 1 Gig..2 is best
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I wouldnt run home premium with less than 1 Gig..2 is best
Of RAM?
Be more precise.
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:13 AM   #18
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I think you'll do fine with the upgrade to Vista Premium. Now here's the test. Run this compatibility software before you do anything else to see if you can run it:

Before you begin,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...a&mg_id=20409b

and "Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor"

But for RAM, anywhere from 2-4GB would be nice. I'm using 1GB and it can crawl when you're doing tons of things on your PC. I see the meter peak a lot. 2GB is ideal.
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Ok Thanks for the upgrade advisior it says everything is right +1 rep for ISOwner
It says Home premuim is the best for it
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:36 AM   #20
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Ok guys i have done it it is running fine.
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