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October 14, 2013 4:20:24 PM

Are there any issues i need to address before upgrading my Dell D620 form XP to Windows 7 Pro 32 bit with XP mode

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October 14, 2013 4:27:05 PM

one big issue is that dell didn't offer any windows 7 drivers for that model.
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October 14, 2013 4:28:22 PM

I'm not really sure what you mean by Windows 7 Pro 32 bit with XP mode.

I would start by checking the system requirements against yours. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/sy...

If your laptop can handle Windows 7 I would then take a backup of all of your data on the laptop. The Windows upgrade might not reformat your hard drive, but better safe than sorry. Then it is basically inserting the Windows 7 disk and following the prompts to install the OS.

I personally would suggest you have over 2GB of RAM in your computer as a general guideline to run Windows 7.
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October 14, 2013 4:28:37 PM

depends what you're doing with it. I'd check the hard drive first, for sure. I use acronis drive monitor to check the SMART data but you could also use the built-in diagnostics, if the laptop has em.

Other than that, the processor and (assuming no upgrade) 1 gb of ram are pretty paltry for running windows 7, any reason you're upgrading in the first place? If you're worried about the XP out-of-support issue, I'd just get a whole new PC (Even a 300 dollar dell saturday night special will outperform this if you upgrade it.) and keep this one around offline to do whatever you would otherwise in winxp mode (which I have had less than stellar experiences with.)

My two cents, other than that you should be fine.
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