Dear Computer Lady,
When I purchased my Hewlett Packard computer it came with windows vista.
Can I change it to Windows 7?
Thanks for your help.
Since Windows 7 is a little bit faster and leaner than Vista, you probably do have the hardware needed to upgrade your Vista Computer to Windows 7, however, you will have to purchase Windows 7 first.
I looked around online and found that even the upgrade version of Windows 7 is just over a hundred dolars, so the question I would have to ask, is do you need to upgrade from Vista to 7?
The differences between Windows Vista and Windows 7 are small. Most of the time when I am using a computer that has either one or the other, I can’t tell unless I look at the computer properties which operating system I am working with.
If you are experiencing problems with Vista, upgrading to Windows 7 without first formatting (erasing) your hard drive will probably just import those problems into Windows 7 with you. A better solution in this case would be to have a clean install of Vista done on your computer.
If I was using a computer with Vista, and thinking about upgrading to Windows 7, I would ask myself the following questions.
1. Will my computer support Windows 7? (Microsoft has a list of hardware requirements and even a little program you can download and run to determine if your computer will support 7)
2. Do I have have an issue that needs Windows 7 to fix it?
3. Am I having problems that are just going to be carried over when I upgrade to Windows 7?