Upgrade Windows® 7 in Lenovo® IdeaPad U160
Provide tips to upgrade Windows 7 in Lenovo IdeaPad U160?
IdeaPad U160 from Lenovo comes in the super portable category. It is ultra thin and includes many multimedia features. The processor used in this is ultra low voltage type and you can choose the processor from Celeron up to the low voltage processor of Core i3, i5, and i7. It uses DDR 3 memory and SATA HDD for secondary storage. Integrated video and Dolby audio gives HD multimedia experience. There are several features available in this model such as ambient light sensor which is used to adjust the backlit according to the changes in environmental light, an Active Protection system which may protect the hard dive from shocks and falls, there is a Fingerprint reader that can improve the login security and get rid of the need of entering password. The OS come with the system is Windows 7 starter edition. You can upgrade the OS to Home, Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise editions to get advanced facilities. While upgrading it should be made sure that you have checked the memory and compatibility requirements and downloaded the device drivers needed for the new OS.
Find below the guidelines for upgrading Windows 7 in your Lenovo IdeaPad U160:
- Over the current OS
- Installing in different partition
- Format and install
Over the current OS
You may install the upgraded Windows 7 version over your existing version. This can install the upgraded files with keeping the existing OS. You may be prompted to upgrade or format the OS while booting from the installation CD. Choosing the upgrade option can install the new OS quickly.
Installing in different partition
You can install the upgraded version of Windows 7 into your without removing the current version or installing over the existing one. Use a different partition in your hard disk to install the upgraded version. This can give you a dual boot facility. You may access both the OS according to your wish. The boot screen can show both the OS and you can select the one that you need to access.
If you wish to remove the existing version of Windows 7 from your system and install the upgraded version, you may select the format option. You need to format the partition in which the current version is installed. Then follow the installation steps so that the upgraded Windows 7 version is installed.