a full version of Win 7 pro would be easier to install than the Vista / Win 7 upgrade as you wouldn't have to spend the hours installing the Vista updates necessary to install the Win 7 upgrade. If you install a new HDD and had a Win 7 Pro disc than you would just install that plus any drivers needed.
I am wanting to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista and do a clean install in the process. I plan to do this using a retail Windows 7 upgrade disk.
The machine is an older Acer Aspire running the 32 bit Vista OS.
My plan is to buy a new HD because I think the existing HD may be flaking out. Of course, the machine has gone through several iterations of software installs and unistalls in its 7 year life span. So, some of the problems being experienced could be related to those circumstances. That's why I want to do a clean OS install and reinstall of programs.
Is this plan reasonable? What are the problems I might encounter?
I'm new to this forum, but not new to messing with computers. I've fixed my share of them and messed up my share as well. I'm not wanting to mess this one up. So, some advice and counsel would be appreciated.
Neither myself or the client is interested in doing something outside a lawful upgrade.
Would a retail Win 7 Professional OS be better/easier to get the system running on Win 7 pro?