Just put the setup DVD in whilst Vista is running. It will recommend you run the upgrade advisor prior to performing the upgrade. That identifies common incompatibilities/issues/apps that need to be ugpraded. Then it does the upgrade if you want. It's a relatively painless process. If you're happy with your current Vista installation you can do an upgrade. If you'd like to start again from scratch then a clean install might be better. Cheers Ken ________________________________________ From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Conyers, Dwayne [dwayne.conyers at hp.com] Sent: Wednesday, 28 October 2009 7:44 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Windows 7 (64-bit) I have a 64-bit HP Pavilion (employee perk) that came bundled with 64-bit Vista. Since no Mac owners want to trade with me (kidding... a little...) thinking about doing the upgrade to Windows 7. Can anyone who has gone that path (or a similar path) provide some tips for the wary? After all... the wise man said "Paranoia is only heightened awareness."