Windows 7 upgrade:
If you are currently running Windows Vista you should be able to upgrade to Window 7 with out a problem. Windows 7 is designed to run on the same hardware as Windows Vista which is good news.
Windows 7 key feature are: the improved performance resulting in a faster and more stable operating system. Newer systems will run Windows 7 fine, but on older systems, you should review the hardware requirements below.
The system requirements for Windows 7 are as follows: 1 GHZ or faster processor, 1GB RAM 32 bit, 2 GB RAM 64 bit, 16 GB hard drive space and a graphics card compatible with Direct X 9. You can also run Windows 7 upgrade advisor at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
The Windows upgrade advisor will let you know what hardware and software will work with Windows 7, all others you will have to find and load the appropriate drivers. Microsoft does have some new security features available in security essentials. http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
The early reviews on Windows 7 are good. It’s faster, better looking user interface and has touch screen capability. I will provide further overviews and review once I install.