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Upgrade from xp to windows 7

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September 25, 2010 2:42:29 PM

will there be any problems if i upgrade my os. please help!!!!!!!!!

my specs are:

ASUS 9800GT 1GB
ASUS M3A78-EM MOTHERBOARD
AMD ATHLON X2 6000+
ANTEC NEOPOWER 550W
3 GB OF RAM
150 GB HDD

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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 5:32:41 AM

NO problem, it'll run fine
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a b $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 1:54:09 AM

you can't do an upgrade install to my knowledge, it has to be a clean.
a b $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 3:00:18 AM

Malmental, yes there is no upgrade path, but the computer will deal with the upgraded OS just fine
a b $ Windows 7
September 28, 2010 3:10:55 AM

number13 said:
Malmental, yes there is no upgrade path, but the computer will deal with the upgraded OS just fine


true..
October 29, 2010 5:28:21 AM

and would there be much point getting a 64 bit version or should i stick with a 32 bit??? i have spare ram i can put in with a 64 bit os
a b $ Windows 7
October 29, 2010 11:33:04 AM

moejoefilter said:
and would there be much point getting a 64 bit version or should i stick with a 32 bit??? i have spare ram i can put in with a 64 bit os


It all depends on the software and hardware you plan to use. 32-bit drivers will NOT work under 64-bit windows. Therefore, if you have any hardware that doesn't supply 64-bit drivers (either for Windows 7 or Windows Vista), then you will want to avoid 64-bit. The same goes for any software you have that might be old. Many old software installation programs used 16-bit installers to install 32-bit programs sometimes, so the installers will not run under Windows 7 64-bit.

If you plan on going above 4 gigs of memory, then 64-bit is what you want. Going 4 gigs with your current setup should be good.

However, if you do GO go 64-bit, you CANNOT do an upgrade if you're running Vista 32-bit. You will have to do a complete reinstall of the OS and your applications. Just be sure to use Easy Windows Transfer within Windows 7 to backup your user account profile and files before you do this. That way, you can easily put them back under Windows 7 when you're done installing it.

If you are upgrading from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 32-bit, then you can do an in-place upgrade of the OS.

If you are currently running XP, then you have to do a full install whether it's 32 or 64-bit Windows.

Hope that helps!
Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
October 29, 2010 8:23:21 PM

That's right. You cannot do an upgrade if you're running Vista 32-bit right now. Before upgrading, I recommend that you download and run the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It helps find potential issues with your computer’s hardware, devices, or programs that might affect installing Windows 7, and gives recommendations on what to do. I hope this helps.

Jason,
Windows Outreach Team
November 25, 2010 9:26:46 AM

thanks for everyones help stuck with 32 bit works perfect
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