Upgrade Windows® XP in Lenovo® Essential G555 Laptop
Lenovo Essential G555 laptops are powered by the AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core M320 processor (2.10GHz). It has up to 4GB RAM and a 500GB hard disk drive. It has a 15.6’’ widescreen display and battery life of up to 4 hours. If you have installed the Windows XP operating system on your Lenovo Essential G555 laptop and want to upgrade it, certain points have to be kept in mind while doing so.
- Need to upgrade the system
- Guideline for upgrading the operating system
- Benefits of upgrading the operating system
- Tips regarding the upgrading process
Need to upgrade the system
After the installation of Windows XP, the system works at its best and provides a number of new and advanced features. With the passage of time and the introduction of new software, features and applications, you might want to upgrade the operating system. Upgradation is also required if the operating system is facing compatibility issues with new applications. So it becomes necessary to upgrade the operating system regularly.
Guideline for upgrading the operating system
It is fairly easy to upgrade an operating system. There are a few steps which a user needs to follow. First of all insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive. Click on ‘Start’ and then click on ‘Run.’ Type ‘Cmd’ in the ‘Run’ box and then press ‘Enter.’ After doing this, type the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive and press ‘Enter.’ In the dialogue box now type the command ‘CD i386’ and press ‘Enter.’ After this type ‘Winnt32/checkupgradeonly’ and press ‘Enter.’ This will check for all the upgrades and will upgrade Windows XP.
The upgradation of Windows XP provides lots of benefits to the users. It enables the system to not only introduce new and improved features, applications and tools into the system, but also removes the old unnecessary tools from the system. The system performance improves to a greater degree by upgrading the system as it improves the stability. These factors altogether work to improve the performance of the computer.
Before starting the upgradation process, it is necessary to check a few things. First of all it is necessary to verify free space in the system. The system will copy the necessary files that will require storage space. Another important feature is that before the upgradation it is necessary to check whether the upgraded Windows version is compatible with the system specifications or not. If any type of incompatibility occurs it leads to system instability.