Re: Do I have to install my Windows Express Upgrade immediately?
To put it bluntly, if you have to ask, don't. If an upgrade is necessary,
you already know the answer.
"DemonAts" <DemonAts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the information rock it was helpful for at least me personally,
> but it really doesn't solve my problem. I guess this is the wrong place to
> ask this but can anyone give me some resources as to why I should download
> "Rock" wrote:
>> "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote
>> > Forwarded to Vista Installation & Set Up newsgroup since the question
>> > has
>> > nothing to do with Windows /Update/ (vs /upgrading/ Windows).
>> > --
>> > ~PA Bear
>> > DemonAts wrote:
>> >> Ok, so I have recently received my windows express upgrade from
>> >> Cyberpower
>> >> in the mail. So this has brought forth a lot of questions from my
>> >> parents
>> >> and me. First my parents think I should wait until they come out with
>> >> more
>> >> drivers and updates for Windows Vista, so any excuses for not waiting
>> >> would
>> >> be great, unfortunately the immense amount of computer gaming options
>> >> has
>> >> not been considered a plus for them.
>> Only upgrade if you have a reason. Vista has a lot of nice features but
>> there is a shortage of drivers right now. You need to do some research.
>> the computer compatible with Vista? Check on the computer manufacturer's
>> web site for Vista info and for drivers. Do you have Vista drivers for
>> the hardware? Have you checked the web sites for all the software you
>> to run in Vista to see about compabilitity. Don't just rely on the
>> advisor. Do your research. Only you can make a decision if upgrading is
>> the right thing.
>> >> Second I want to know if there are any
>> >> penalties for waiting,
>> Penalties? No, you there is no time limit on applying the upgrade.
>> >> already my clock that receives updates from Windows
>> >> has begun malfunctioning about the time when I knew my express upgrade
>> >> was
>> >> sent. So many more problems could begin to surface themselves with the
>> >> COA
>> >> number and Ip address of my computer the longer I wait.
>> I have no idea what you mean here. It makes no sense. What clock? What
>> problems with COA numbers. You need to be specific.
>> >> Finally I was really
>> >> wondering how much the drivers and updates will change in time and if
>> >> there
>> >> are really that many issues with Windows Vista right now. This whole
>> >> phobia
>> >> of using it in the media and from small retailers has turned many
>> >> people
>> >> off
>> >> and I don't want to be misled. Thank you for your time and any
>> >> information
>> >> would be greatly appreciated.
>> As I said earlier, do some research and be prepared. It runs great on
>> system that is almost 5 years old, P4 2.53 GHz with 1GB RAM, not state of
>> the art by any means but it has been problem free. Read the newsgroups
>> tips on the best way to install Vista. Backup the data. Get a drive
>> imaging program such as Acronis True Image Home, version 10 to image the
>> current installation to an external USB drive so you can recover quickly
>> there are problems.
>> Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]