Upgrading Windows® 7 in the Toshiba® Satellite U500
If your Toshiba Satellite U500 faces slow performance, frequent system crashes, system corruption or you want to add some features to the system, then upgrading the Operating System might be the solution. For upgrading Windows 7 you do not require additional storage space because Windows 7 provides an easy transfer option to move the files and folders. If you possess the installation disk of higher editions of Windows 7, insert the disk and run the setup ‘.exe’ file. If you have downloaded the Operating System software from the Internet, then the setup might start on its own. If it does not start, then double click on the setup which is an ‘.exe’ file. On the Windows install page, click the ‘Install now’ option and accept the terms and conditions. Then follow the instructions to install the Operating System accurately.
- Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
- File backup
- Adequate memory
- Recovery disk
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
To see if your Toshiba Satellite U500 is ready for Windows 7, download the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It scans your laptop for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. Before scanning your Toshiba Satellite U500 with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in and turn on any USB devices or other devices, such as printers, external hard disks, and scanners that you regularly use with your laptop.
While upgrading Windows 7 in the Toshiba Satellite U500, you might get two options: Upgrade Installation and Custom Installation. If you choose the Custom Installation option, the files in the Windows 7 Operating System will not be saved. So before the upgrade process you need to ensure that you take a backup of all the important files and folders you need. Even if the upgrade fails, you can access your files from the backup.
A system upgrade might automatically configure if the hard disk has an adequate amount of memory space. If enough memory is not available, then the system upgrade might be interrupted during the process and will stop automatically. To prevent this situation, check whether the disk space in your Toshiba Satellite U500 is enough to complete the upgrade process. This will allow you to perform the system upgrade without any issues.
A recovery disk of Windows 7 will be necessary if the upgrade fails. If the upgrade fails, then you will have two options; either you might have to undo the upgrade or you need to restart the process. If you choose the undo option, the recovery disk that you have created will help you recover the Windows 7 Operating System.