Make your older computer run faster and more efficiently with a download of Windows 7 that lets you easily upgrade your operating system.
Microsoft has released multiple versions of Windows over the years and constantly tries to improve the way each OS works.
Though the company later offered Windows 8, 8.1 and even 10, you may find that your older computer cannot support one of those newer versions. Windows 7 comes with some of the features you'll find on newer operating systems but will work well when installed on older devices.
Windows 7 is a strong alternative to Vista and lacks some of the common problems found with that OS. It features an upgrade adviser that will run a quick check on your system that lets you know whether it will work with your computer.
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You'll also have access to an easy transfer feature that is great for those who upgraded from Windows XP. It will retain copies of all your files and programs and transfer all that information over when the new OS goes into effect.
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The newer OS keeps some of the features that users loved about Vista but upgrades those features to the next level.
The start menu on the bottom up on the bottom left of the screen lets you quick turn your computer on and off, access your settings and restart your computer.
It also kept some of the themes and backgrounds you can choose from and retained some gadgets from the previous OS.
One thing you'll notice when using this OS is that you now have better versions of classic apps like WordPad.
WordPad now lets you save your notes in different formats for viewing with other software.
A new version of Paint lets you create and edit your own artwork and even edit photos from your computer.
It also comes with a newer version of Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer.
IE 8 now lets you open and view multiple tabs without slowing down your computer and alerts you of potentially dangerous websites.
With Windows Media Player, you can now listen to CDs and watch DVDs from your computer with ease.
Back up important files
Though Windows 7 improves on Vista, it looks too much like that old OS and comes with too many of the same features. It won't work on some computers either, and you may find that a newer version of Windows will work on your computer.
Plug in and connect to the Internet
Upgrade adviser lets you know whether you can upgrade to this version.
Disable antivirus software
Easy transfer will transfer files you used in XP. Comes with new and improved versions of your favorite apps. Helps your computer run faster and more smoothly. Suitable for use on many older computers that support Windows. Too similar to the last version of Windows.
Installing Windows 7 SP1 using Windows Update (recommended)
May require that you download plugins to use some features. Does not work on all computers. Newer versions of Windows are currently available.
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Windows 7 system requirements. 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor.
2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (64-bit). 20 GB available hard disk space (32-bit).
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. Additional requirements to use certain features:. Internet access (fees may apply). Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware.
Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance. For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required.
Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware. HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7.
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive.
Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space. PCs with multi-core processors:. Windows 7 was designed to work with today's multi-core processors.
Downloading and installing Windows SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
All 64-bit versions of Windows 7 can support up to 256 processor cores. PCs with multiple processors (CPUs):. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate allow for two physical processors, providing the best performance on these computers.
Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will recognize only one physical processor.
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Select the appropriate language from the drop-down list, and then select Download.
Select the packages you need to install, select Next, and then follow the instructions to install SP1. Your PC might restart a few times during the installation.
After SP1 is installed, sign in to your PC. You might see a notification indicating whether the update was successful. If you disabled your antivirus software before the installation, make sure you turn it back on.
Troubleshoot problems installing Windows SP1
If you try to install SP1 and see an error message that the installation wasn’t successful, this might be because there’s a problem with the Windows Servicing Store that is used to install updates or because your antivirus software is preventing the update from being installed.
To try and fix the problem, follow these steps and then try to install SP1 again.
Download and run the System Update Readiness Tool
Select the link in the table that corresponds with the version of Windows running on your PC.
Link to Microsoft Download Center
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Windows 7 64-bit (x64)
On the Microsoft Download Center page, select your language and then select Download. It might take a few minutes for the tool to download and install.
To install the tool immediately, select Open or Run and then follow the instructions. To use the tool later, select Save and download the installation files to your PC.
On the Windows Update Standalone Installer screen, select Yes or OK.
On the Installation complete screen, select Close.
Try installing the service pack again.
Run the Windows Update troubleshooter
If your PC isn’t able to find or install updates, the Windows Update troubleshooter might be able to fix the problem.
Select the Start button, and then select Control Panel.
In the search box, enter troubleshooter and then select Troubleshooting from the list of results.
Under System and Security, select Fix problems with Windows Update and then follow the instructions.
After the troubleshooter is done, try installing the service pack again.