Mike's Windows 7 links


From Microsoft:
The Compatibility Advisor it will tell you what programs may have problems.


Use the Upgrade Advisor tool to find out if your PC can run Windows 7.
If there are any compatibility issues, you’l get a report that includes
suggestions for next steps.

Step-by-Step: Windows 7 Upgrade and Migration from Microsoft


Select one of the following scenarios to upgrade or migrate files and settings to Windows 7:

Migrate files and settings to a new computer.

This scenario provides steps to migrate files and settings from a computer running
Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 to a new computer
running Windows 7.

Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

This scenario provides steps to upgrade a computer that is currently
running Windows Vista to Windows 7.
You can also use these steps to upgrade to a more recent build of Windows 7.

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.

This scenario provides steps to upgrade a computer that is running Windows
XP to Windows 7 by migrating files and settings to the new operating system.

Which one is right for you?

A comparison of the features in Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit

Black Vipers Windows_7 Services
use Black Vipers Windows_7 Services to decide what you want to run.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
When you purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have the option to download
an ISO file or compressed files.
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your
Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD.
To create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, download the ISO file and then
run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.
Once this is done, you can install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.

Windows has some new Run commands.
This web site lists commands that are found in Windows 7 and Vista, that weren't in XP:

Links to Martha's web:

Backing Up Your Stuff in Windows 7
Most folks probably know they should make backups.
Unfortunately most don't backup what they probably need the most, their email files!

What is Windows.old?
Once you complete the upgrade, you may notice that your hard drive is much fuller
than before and now you need to install your programs, but you don't have enough
room. What's going on? This is because Microsoft in their infinite wisdom has saved
a lot of your stuff in a folder named 'Windows.old'.

Windows 7
Marthas Windows 7 page There are so many really good sites for Windows 7.
This section on Martha's web is not going to try to compete with those sites.
What will be listed here now and in the future will be a combination of tips and
options that I feel will benefit my readers (and myself!)

Windows 7 AppData
AppData, which is actually a shortened name for application data, is the directory
where Windows 7 stores all of the necessary files to operate your programs.
To view AppData, enable viewing hidden files and folders.

Windows 7 Libraries
Windows 7 includes a feature not found in older versions of Windows.
This feature called Libraries is actually just a collection of shortcuts that make
finding your stuff easier, once you get the hang of it.

I hope this helps

Mike the mod @  vista_ & Win7

Built by Text2Html