Upgrade Windows® XP in Lenovo® ThinkPad W701ds
Tips to Upgrade Windows XP in Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds
Each of the computer users are always in search of new technologies that could improve the performance of their system. Upgraded versions of Operating system are more popular in such technologies. If the Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds system is working with any of the lower editions of Windows XP, the user could upgrade the Operating system in to the higher Windows XP editions. Otherwise the upgradation of Windows XP to any of the other higher versions of Windows operating system is also possible. Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the most popular Operating system today. To upgrade Windows XP, first you need to insert the installation CD or download the upgraded versions from the Internet. After this select the Install now option to start the installation of new operating system. You need to accept some of the terms and conditions to continue the installation process. In the type of installation option, click on the proper option and follow the instructions given there.
You need to look out for some important things for successful completion of up-gradation:
- Hard disk defragmentation
- Make new folder for new Operating system
- File back up
- Compatibility issues
Hard disk defragmentation
Upgrading Windows XP requires a number of files to be written in to the hard disk. If the files are fragmented in the hard disk, the upgradation might take a long time to complete. So it is better to defragment the hard disk of Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds before the upgradation process. This might arrange the current files in the hard disk.
Make new folder for new Operating system
Normally the upgrade files will be placed into the current Windows registry. If you make new folder for this upgrade files, you won’t need to worry about the corruption of existing files. Otherwise you could copy the current Windows registry files in to any of the new folders.
If the upgradation crashes or any other such problem occurs, the existing files in your Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds system might lose. So a file backup is necessary before the upgradation of Windows XP.
Different types of compatibility are to be checked before the upgradation of Operating system. Since each of the programs inside the Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds system are designed for some types of system specification, if those specifications are changed, then sometimes those programs might not work. So you need to check the program compatibility with the new operating system. Also the hardware compatibility and the system compatibility with the new operating system are also needed.