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Compatibility to upgrade to W8 from XP on HP compaq dc7700sff

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  • Windows XP
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Microsoft
  • Compatibility
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April 8, 2014 6:41:24 AM

Microsoft scan ran,told me which programmes were compatible,but not if my trusty old desktop will work with windows 8 . I love my computer and Xp but haven't a CLUE what to try next,other than fork out for a new PC,seems to be what Microsoft are wanting! Any suggestions? ( total technophobe)

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April 8, 2014 6:52:29 AM

Windows 8 - no - not compatible as HP have not released any Windows 8 drivers for that model.

Windows 7 - yes - though you'll have to search around a bit for genuine, legal Windows 7 disc with unused licence & key since Microsoft snatched back all the remaining ones to force up sales of Windows 8.

Windows 7 drivers here: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAG...
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April 8, 2014 6:56:13 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
Windows 8 - no - not compatible as HP have not released any Windows 8 drivers for that model.

Windows 7 - yes - drivers here: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAG...


Thanks so much,I love my trusty compaq, that's very knowledgable of you to know all that off the top so your head. I will get windows 7 and continue until they kill that off too!!!
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April 8, 2014 7:08:04 AM

Don't let Microsoft's tactics and plans force you to upgrade your OS my friend. There's plenty of support available on forums such as this one, long after Microsoft has abandoned a particular version. Heck, some even have a DOS forum!

Anyway, progress and upgrades do not always live up to the media hype, especially with us older guys who have used every Windows version since the early-nineties. Windows 7 was (and still is) highly regarded as almost perfect, but with Windows 8 Microsoft took it's eyes off the ball and decided to go for 100% touchscreen support - many hate it as a result because using as mouse with it is clunky - - and who the heck wants to use a touchscreen monitor on a desktop PC?
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April 8, 2014 7:09:34 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
Don't let Microsoft's tactics and plans force you to upgrade your OS my friend. There's plenty of support available on forums such as this one, long after Microsoft has abandoned a particular version. Heck, some even have a DOS forum!

Anyway, progress and upgrades do not always live up to the media hype, especially with us older guys who have used every Windows version since the early-nineties. Windows 7 was (and still is) highly regarded as almost perfect, but with Windows 8 Microsoft took it's eyes off the ball - many hate it.


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April 8, 2014 7:12:33 AM

Very happy I found toms hardware.co.uk. Only place I found any sense, yip,think all the supercompanies just want money and don't show loyalty, I submitted a complaint to Microsoft, I'm turning into Victor Meldrew!! Yes,I'll be regularly checking in to the website for info,it's brill !! Thanks again
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