Windows® 7 upgrade in Acer® Aspire 5536
The Acer Aspire 5536 laptop is powered by AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor and has a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It can support 2 GB of DDR3 memory which can be upgraded to 4 GB with soDIMM modules. As far as its operating system is concerned, it comes with Windows Vista Home Basic or Linux edition loaded. But if you are looking to upgrade your laptop system, then it can also support Windows 7 operating system.
- Upgrading Windows 7
- Checking the compatibility issues
- Doing the Acer Aspire 5536 Windows 7 upgrade
Upgrading Windows 7
Doing an upgrade is a better option than doing a fresh install of the new operating system. This is because upgrading keeps your settings, programs and files in place, without removing them or affecting them at all. If the Windows Vista of your computer cannot be upgraded to the Windows 7 edition that you want to upgrade to, then also you can install the new operating system by using the option of custom installation. The only drawback is that this method does not preserve your settings, but this issue can be easily sorted out by taking a back up of your system before doing the upgrade.
Checking the compatibility issues
It is true that a computer running on Windows Vista can be easily upgraded to Windows 7, but this does not mean that you can blindly do the Acer Aspire 5536 Windows 7 upgrade. You should first of all go to the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor web page and check for all the compatibility issues. This page will help you in identifying the possible issues with your hardware devices and programs that may come in the way of upgrading to Windows 7.
You can do the upgrade both offline and online. You can purchase an installation CD from the market, insert it in your optical drive and start following the instructions that come up on your screen. You can also visit the Microsoft website and click on the ‘Upgrade to Windows 7’ button. After the entire procedure, you will have to restart your computer in order to take full effect of the new operating system.