How to Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 without Losing any Data

Windows 7 is rated one of the best windows. Despite the fact that it’s not the latest windows but still users prefer Windows 7. It’s super simple to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista.

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  • July 16, 2018

In this complete step-by-step guide, we will tell you how to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista for free without losing any data.

If you are upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, it’s fairly simple if an in-place upgrade is performed. An in-place upgrade is when Vista is upgraded to the same version of Windows 7. Vista Ultimate can be upgraded to Windows 7 UltimateVista Business to Windows 7 Business, or Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium.

Upgrade windows Vista to Windows 7

Upgrade to Windows 7 because Windows Vista support has ended

So, any other upgrade like Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate will require a fresh/clean install. You won’t be able to upgrade simply. Clean installing is the recommended method, even by some experts as well that makes your machine run better.

Upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista by doing an in-place upgrade is safe mostly but to avoid being risky, you can back-up/image your data. Clonezilla and Macrium Reflect are recommended to image your data to an external hard drive.

NOW, that you have backed up your data. The upgrade process is very similar to the normal installation.

If you’re uncertain about your upgrade you can check Compatibility online or through Windows upgrade advisor before buying the Windows.

Once you’re sure, GO Ahead! the Windows 7 DVD/Disc, and click on the button RunSetup.exe

update-to-windows-7-process Install Now on the new Window that appears

Upgrade windows 7 Install


The window will open a new page, taking you to the addition of new files that are important for the update. Internet connection will be needed and to check updates and after that tick the box after reading Microsoft’s terms and conditions, and click Next.

update-to-windows-7-process next page will give you a choice, choose the upgrade option…


If you want to go with default settings, click the upgrade button. If you have to add some tweaks, click the Custom installation button.

The upgrade option will ensure your settings and important files are transferred safely.

Begin the upgrade, it may take some time, so relax! the product key and finalize your settings



If you followed the instructions properly, you have successfully upgraded to Windows 7.

Answers to most asked questions by users:

Q: Can I use Windows Update to upgrade Vista to Windows 7 for free like Windows 7 is upgraded to windows 10?

  • A: No, Windows update only works for Windows 7 and 8 in this way for the free upgrade to Windows 10.

Q: Can Windows 7 ISO be used to upgrade from windows Vista?

  • A: If you’ve got a valid Windows 7 product key, and you lost the disc or in some cases didn’t even get it. Only this situation leads you to have a Windows 7 ISO

Q: Can I re-use my Vista’s Product key to activate Windows 7 as well?

  • A: This is not allowed as well. For separate windows, you would have to buy a separate License and Product key.

Now, it’s your turn!

I have answered some questions. Ask more if you are facing any problem while you are upgrading from Vista to Windows 7, and I am eager to help you out!


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