Is Vista updates recommandable before upgrading to Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by MAT, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. MAT

    MAT Guest

    Is Windows Vista updates recommandable before upgrading to Windows 7?

    Should I just upgrade directly from Windows Vista in the original edition
    (after a recovery) and without all the other updates to Windows 7 (saving a
    lot of time), or is it better to do all Vista updates before upgrading to
    Windows 7?
     
    MAT, Nov 17, 2009
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  2. On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 18:22:03 +0100, "MAT" <>
    wrote:

    > Is Windows Vista updates recommandable before upgrading to Windows 7?
    >
    > Should I just upgrade directly from Windows Vista in the original edition
    > (after a recovery) and without all the other updates to Windows 7 (saving a
    > lot of time), or is it better to do all Vista updates before upgrading to
    > Windows 7?



    Neither is really better, but there's no particular advantage to doing
    the updates first. I would upgrade without doing so.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Nov 17, 2009
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  3. No need to do the updates since Windows 7 will be replacing Vista entirely.

    "MAT" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Is Windows Vista updates recommandable before upgrading to Windows 7?
    >
    > Should I just upgrade directly from Windows Vista in the original edition
    > (after a recovery) and without all the other updates to Windows 7 (saving
    > a lot of time), or is it better to do all Vista updates before upgrading
    > to Windows 7?
     
    Richard G. Harper, Nov 17, 2009
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  4. MAT

    MAT Guest

    Thanks!
    Using a laptop with pre-installed Windows Vista and upgrading to Windows 7.
    Next time a complete recovery is necessary I'll save a lot of time going
    directly from recovery to Windows 7 upgrade, Besides I plan to make an
    image backup. Know it's not the right palce to ask, however many is
    upgrading these days needing a complete backup before upgrade to Windows 7.
    Any pro/cons Norton Ghost 15.0 http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost versus
    Acronis 2010 http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ ?


    "dinesh" <> skrev i meddelelsen
    news:...
    >
    > So I guess you would be doing an upgrade install? You could just
    > uninstall your antivirus/firewall protection to let the update process
    > go smooth.
    >
    >
    > --
    > dinesh
    >
    >
     
    MAT, Nov 18, 2009
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  5. MAT

    MAT Guest

    Thanks!
    Using a laptop with pre-installed Windows Vista and upgrading to Windows 7.
    Next time a complete recovery is necessary I'll save a lot of time going
    directly from recovery to Windows 7 upgrade, Besides I plan to make an
    image backup. Know it's not the right palce to ask, however many is
    upgrading these days needing a complete backup before upgrade to Windows 7.
    Any pro/cons Norton Ghost 15.0 http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost versus
    Acronis 2010 http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ ?
    >
    > So I guess you would be doing an upgrade install? You could just
    > uninstall your antivirus/firewall protection to let the update process
    > go smooth.
    >
    > dinesh
     
    MAT, Nov 18, 2009
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  6. MAT

    f/fgeorge Guest

    On Wed, 18 Nov 2009 18:25:43 +0100, "MAT" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >Thanks!
    >Using a laptop with pre-installed Windows Vista and upgrading to Windows 7.
    >Next time a complete recovery is necessary I'll save a lot of time going
    >directly from recovery to Windows 7 upgrade, Besides I plan to make an
    >image backup. Know it's not the right palce to ask, however many is
    >upgrading these days needing a complete backup before upgrade to Windows 7.
    >Any pro/cons Norton Ghost 15.0 http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost versus
    >Acronis 2010 http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ ?
    >>

    I have a friend that LOVES Norton Ghost, I have never personally been
    able to make it do what I want it to do. Acronis however works
    perfectly for me! I had a laptop I was working on with a bad hard
    drive, I made an image and after putting in the new drive, booting
    from the boot disk Acronis made it restored the image to the new drive
    and everything was perfect!! I highly recommend it!!!
     
    f/fgeorge, Nov 18, 2009
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  7. MAT

    MAT Guest

    >>Using a laptop with pre-installed Windows Vista and upgrading to Windows
    >>7.
    >>Next time a complete recovery is necessary I'll save a lot of time going
    >>directly from recovery to Windows 7 upgrade, Besides I plan to make an
    >>image backup. Know it's not the right place to ask, however many is
    >>upgrading these days needing a complete backup before upgrade to Windows
    >>7.
    >>Any pro/cons Norton Ghost 15.0 http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost versus
    >>Acronis 2010 http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ ?
    >>>

    > I have a friend that LOVES Norton Ghost, I have never personally been
    > able to make it do what I want it to do. Acronis however works
    > perfectly for me! I had a laptop I was working on with a bad hard
    > drive, I made an image and after putting in the new drive, booting
    > from the boot disk Acronis made it restored the image to the new drive
    > and everything was perfect!! I highly recommend it!!!


    Because of your recommandation I downloaded Acronis 2010 30 days free trial.
    Unfortunately I ran into problems with hanging windows and programs and had
    to re-boot and use safe mode in order to go again. The problems disappeared
    after uninstallation and when Acronis 2010 was reinstalled the problems went
    back. So unfortunately I can't use it...
    Others have reported problems with Acronis 2010, please see selected
    comments below:

    'I have installed Acronis 2010 Home on Vista 64. It hangs the recycle bin
    when right clicked. Also explorer hangs and then crashes. when accessed. I
    have uninstalled the program, and everything is fine again. When i reinstall
    the program, it starts hanging and crashing again. I have unistalled it a
    second time. I have run windows Live and everything is fine and up to date'

    'Acronis True Image Home works well (been using it since ver 9, now using
    2009 - works with Win 7) as long as you stick with the basics and forget the
    bells and whistles they keep adding on. Don't use the Secure Zone (no need
    to nowadays) and don't activate the Startup Recovery Manager. The Try &
    Decide feature can cause problems and there are other ways to do this very
    easily.
    I use the bootable Rescue CD to make all Backup Images and do all Recovery
    functions.
    Their official forum is a wealth of information provided by other forum
    members - the replies from the official support people are usually canned
    and often useless.'

    'Just downloaded to try Acronis 2010 and after installing this software it
    asked for reboot and my system never comes up.. Even in Safe mode it hangs
    at mup.sys ,, what kind of recovery software is this? I will never come back
    to this site.. I posted so that others wont bite their fingers.. who gave
    award to this software ?'

    'have a similar problem. the 2009 works perfect. but when i load the 2010
    upgrade, the system starts to load then reboots. this goes into a loop and
    does not stop. i even loaded a clean install of xp. loaded ti 2009 and
    updated to 2010. same thing. i have tried everything i know. been working on
    computers for 25 years and ever once in a while run into problems. guess i
    will keep the 2009...works perfect, unless someone else has the same issue.
    if there is a fix, please share.
    thanks'

    'True Image Home 2010 hangs on backup. After I've checked the partiction to
    be stored, I have to proceed and specify the file. When I click Next, the
    program hangs forever (see attached). Running it under Vista Pro. Any ideas?
    I simply can't use it...'
     
    MAT, Nov 20, 2009
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