Since the release of Windows 95 OS, there has been no looking back for Microsoft Corporation. There have been several Windows OS releases thereafter which has subsequently culminated to Windows Vista OS, a powerful, robust, secure and user friendly OS Microsoft has ever introduced into the market.
Given the features offered by Windows OS, more and more users based on lesser versions of Windows, eg Win-XP are upgrading to the new OS. In a bid to offer its consumers flexibility based on individual user requirements Microsoft has released multiple versions of Win-Vista, ie Business which is a preferred choice for most business establishments and power users. Nonetheless, it is important to realize that not all versions Vista have the same capability. All are distinct in terms of specifications and market price. If you have a laptop, and would like to upgrade from your current windows version to the latest Windows Vista Business, look no further. The article seeks to provide a helping hand on how to go about the process.
What you need to know
Unlike the previous versions of Windows, Win-Vista consumes a lot of system resources. As such, make sure that your PC has adequate resources, ie hard disk space, RAM capacity and processor speed to accommodate Win-Vista.
Foremost, you need to create a backup of all the data in your PC. This is the rule of the thumb that you need to familiarize with prior to upgrade of formatting. However, make certain that all backups are to an external storage device, eg DVD or CD. If you backup your data on a different partition of the same hard disk and something goes wrong, you still stand to lose all your data. But, with external disk all your data will be intact even if your PC crashes.
Next, if your laptop is based on Win-XP Home Edition, you will need to use Vista Upgrade. On the other hand, if it is based on Win-XP Professional, you will require Windows Vista Business.