After the failure of Windows Vista, Microsoft was anxious about the success of new operating system, Windows 7. The efforts of system developers paid off and as it can be claimed now, Windows 7 has become one of the most admired operating system in existence. Due to user friendly interface and lots of applications to enjoy, you also might be one who is willing to install this OS in Netbook. Well, then here are few easy steps you must follow in order to make your system closer to you with the help of Windows 7.
First of all what you have to check is the compatibility of your system with Windows 7. You can check if your Netbook is ready for optimum performance with the help of ‘Windows 7 upgrade advisor’ which is a simple tool provided by Microsoft and is available free. It scans your hardware configuration and suggests the possible effects of installations.
After confirming netbook’s compatibility, when you go for installation; main question arises is whether to choose 32-bit or 64-bit version of operating system. These terms refer to the way the computer behaves. It especially deals with the processor’s ability to handle number of RAM. Switching between different applications and to run concurrent applications are the tasks which are more effectively handled in 64-bit version as compared to the system containing 32-bit model. 64-Bit requires large amount of RAM like 4-GB or more. Many programs designed for 32-bit can be run on 64-bit except antivirus applications but vice versa is not possible always.
Next step takes care of the installation. If your system is ready for upgrade then easiest way of installation is to purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft store and to install it as any other application program. It suggests direct installation without catalyst applications like installation tool or conversion tool etc. In case you want to boot or start your netbook while installation is under progress, use of ISO file is the best way. ISO is an image file of respected software which can be used for installation. This file is transferred to USB flash drive with minimum capacity of 4GB. Direct use of ISO file for installation is restricted. You have to use USB/DVD download tool which carry out conversion resulting into a drive that can be used for installation. Use of USB flash drive enables you to carry out tasks like formatting disk or disk management while installation is in progress.
If you own Windows 7 installation disk then what you have to do is to establish a connection between an external DVD driver and your netbook through USB port. You can boot through external drive. Now we have started with installation but what if there is lack of disk space for download or install Windows 7? One way is to free some disk space and even if it doesn’t work then you can use USB drive to boot your netbook from.
So to achieve simplicity of interface and to utilize your netbook in more precise way what you need is enough disk space and minimum 1 GB RAM to install 32-Bit version of the Windows 7. After all what matters is the performance and user friendliness of the system we are dealing with and Windows 7 is the best way to achieve this.