But, if you have an older computer, it’s time to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista.If it’s running Windows 98 or Windows Me, don’t bother trying: Vista requires a powerful PC with cutting-edge parts.Many users are attracted by the features available in higher editions of Vista, such as Vista Ultimate, but may have purchased a computer on which a lower edition of Vista such as Home Basic has been pre-installed.Consequently, Microsoft has made upgrade paths available that enable these users to upgrade to a higher version of Vista.You can’t return to Windows XP once you’ve installed Vista.Don’t upgrade unless you’re sure you’re ready for Vista.Consequently, Microsoft has made available upgrade paths that enable users to upgrade older versions of Windows.By upgrading earlier versions of Windows to Windows Vista, you can retain registry settings and account information contained in the older operating system.
As Microsoft introduces new versions of its Windows operating system, many users around the world want to take advantage of the features included in the new version without purchasing new computers.
As with the upgrade of an earlier version of Windows, these upgrade paths enable users to retain registry settings and account information from the lower version of Vista.
By Andy Rathbone New computers today come with Windows Vista preinstalled — it’s practically unavoidable.
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Windows Vista usually runs well on computers purchased within the past three or four years.
Upgrading to Vista from Windows XP is a one-way street.