Upgrade Windows® 7 in Acer® Veriton
Acer Veriton desktop PC helps you to perform a lot of your daily computing tasks successfully. It comes with Windows 7 operating system which can be upgraded easily, if the need arises. Windows 7 Home Premium can be upgraded to either Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Professional. You could find lots of different features in Professional or Ultimate editions that were not available in Home Premium edition. Such extra features include, support for 4 GB RAM, connection to network projector, presentation mode, backup to network, encrypting system, offline files, remote desktop host, etc. So as to enjoy all these features you can upgrade to either of these two editions of Windows 7 in Acer Veriton Desktop PC.
- Ensure hardware and program compatibility
- Check system requirements
- Use of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Ensure hardware and program compatibility
You can visit Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility Centre. This is a webpage of Microsoft which will help you to check your hardware compatibility with the latest Windows 7 in Acer Veriton desktop PC. The Windows compatibility list is a compilation of computer hardware and computers that have been extensively tested with Windows for compatibility and stability. You need to ensure that the drivers given in the list matches those with yours. Else, you need to download and install compatible drivers for the system’s hardware.
Check system requirements
Your Acer Veriton desktop PC should satisfy the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional. When you want to run Windows 7 Ultimate on your system, you require 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit) of hard disk, 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit) memory and DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driver.
You can use Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tool to get to know the current status of your Acer Veriton desktop PC. It may also give you a report of known software and hardware compatibility issues. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, scans your system for potential issues with the devices, hardware and installed programs, and guides you regarding what to do before you upgrade the operating system.