Upgrading Windows® XP in Acer® TravelMate
Acer TravelMate is a high performance laptop, which includes 2GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard disk drive for storing important data and files. System protection is ensured with a biometric fingerprint reader. It comes with a 2.13 GHz i3 processor. You can upgrade the Windows XP operating system to the latest one. There are different versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 available. You can easily upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows Vista. It would be good if you do this upgrade because Windows 7 comes with a variety of features which makes your tasks easier.
- Hardware and application compatibility
- Backup of data
- Things to look out while upgrading
Hardware and application compatibility
If the proper device drivers are not installed then those devices would not work in your Acer TravelMate laptop. So it is important to make sure that all the hardware devices connected to the computer are compatible with the new operating system and you have the suitable drivers. You might install some customized applications on your Acer TravelMate, laptop which are user specific. You need to ensure that those applications are compatible with the new operating system.
Backup of data
In order to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will have to do a clean installation of Windows 7. So before doing the upgrade you will have to copy all the important files of your system to an external hard disk, CD or USB drives. In the Windows 7 installation disk, there is an option called Windows Easy Transfer through which you can copy your files to external drives. Since you have to reinstall all the applications after upgrading, ensure that you have a copy of all in advance to overcome data loss.
The most important thing to consider while performing the upgrade is to make sure that you have backed up all the important files. Once you have completed the upgrading process make sure that you scan the entire system with an updated antivirus program. Also ensure that all the drivers of the Acer TravelMate laptop are compatible with the new operating system.