Upgrade Windows® 7 in Lenovo® ThinkPad W701ds
How can you upgrade Windows 7 in Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds laptop?
Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds laptop comes with Intel’s latest processors, up to 16 GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB SATA hard drive. Lenovo recommends upto Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Operating System with this laptop. Since this computer system comes with good specifications, you could easily upgrade Windows 7 Operating System. The upgrading process of Windows 7 includes clean installation process. One of the important things you need for the upgrading process is a genuine bootable Windows 7 installation disc. First you need to insert the installation disc in to the optical drive. After that you could restart the computer system and boot the system from the disc by pressing any button. If the system does not boot from the disc, you need to verify the BIOS settings. After the boot up, you would get 'Install Windows' page which contains 'Repair Installation' and 'Clean Installation' options. You need to select clean installation and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Finally, select 'Install now' button.
Some of the aspects to keep in mind while upgrading Windows 7 are described below.
- Verify the System Compatibility
- Acquire Needed Drivers
- Set up Windows 7
Verify the System Compatibility
When you think about upgrading the operating system in your Lenovo laptop, the first thing you need to do is verify the current status of the laptop. The hardware components of your laptop might not be compatible to the new operating system. To know about the compatibility of your laptop, you could run Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser provided by Microsoft. You also need to make sure that the memory is enough for the working of Windows 7.
Acquire Needed Drivers
When you try to upgrade Windows 7 in your system, you also need compatible device drivers with the operating system. It is not necessary that all device drivers that are used with the older version of Windows might be compatible with Windows 7 also. But you could use certain older device drivers with Windows 7 by updating them. Before installing Windows 7 into your Lenovo laptop, you could download all needed drivers for the operating system from the manufacturer's website so that you could install all those drivers with its installation. Windows 7 permits automatic installation of device drivers.
After installing Windows 7 in your computer system, you must activate it to get complete operational capability with all available features. Through the activation process of Windows 7, you could make sure that your Operating System is certified by Microsoft. If you do not activate Windows 7 within the time limit, some of the features of the OS would be blocked by Microsoft.