Summary: Could not upgrade from Vista to Win 7, had to do a clean install. Both upgrade and clean installs are options when the Win 7 CD runs and are easy to perform, except in clean install you should backup any data you want to save.
Excerpt: vista64 was no longer performing and I knew it was time to rebuild or buy new. New was not an option and reinstalling vista was not an option. 7 is already better than the old Vista on this 6-8 year old PC.
Summary: I purchased this refurbished laptop with a little hesitation. There are so many negative reviews posted about other sellers like Walmart that it seemed like a big risk. What I received was a clean, well cared for laptop with one set of scratches near the track pad (looks like dog claw marks).
Summary: Just wanted to correct the install, One reviewer says you must prepare an AutoInstall.XLM file. This is incorrect, the system will prompt you through the install. Takes about an hour or more and you must be at your PC to fill in the Information.
Excerpt: The upgrade from XP on my Dell Latitude laptop, required a memory and BIOS upgrade to permit the use of Windows 7. After that, the install was straightforward and hassle free. The result is a clean platform to reinstall essential software, and squeeze more life out of my hardware.