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November 13, 2009 8:41:00 PM

Can I upgrade my Hewlett Packard a475c system, presently running Vista Ultimate, to Windows 7 Ultimate? I ask because after buying two copies of the Windows 7 Ultimate, I find my Toshiba laptop (also running Vista Ultimate) does not support the upgrade. The HP desktop computer is even older than the Toshiba laptop.
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Alec Nowers

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November 13, 2009 8:52:35 PM

For Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, you need a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. Your HP by default comes with 512 MB of RAM. Upgrade that to 1 GB and you can move up to Windows 7.

Also note that because your graphics solution is Direct X 8.1 that it will not support the Aero graphics effects.
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November 13, 2009 9:01:58 PM

TheViper said:
For Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, you need a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. Your HP by default comes with 512 MB of RAM. Upgrade that to 1 GB and you can move up to Windows 7.

Also note that because your graphics solution is Direct X 8.1 that it will not support the Aero graphics effects.



Thank you Viper. I have 1.5 GBs of RAM so Windows 7 should work. And recently I improved my graphics card to 256 mb NVidia 6200 AGP. Will that graphics card support the Aero graphics effect?
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November 13, 2009 11:23:33 PM

It certainly meets the requirements now (and for Aero too). Unless you have less than 16 GB of free space on the HDD.

Was the Tohsiba laptop perhaps not meeting the requirements?
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November 14, 2009 5:58:15 AM

I appreciate your interest, Viper. I tried to load Windows 7 onto my three-year old laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4344 without any luck. Finally I learned that Toshiba doesn't support the new OS despite the computer having power to burn. I felt a little cheated, tell you the truth.

Meanwhile, thanks for your counsel...Windows 7 is now powering this HP desktop computer.

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November 14, 2009 6:35:00 AM

lupusst said:
I appreciate your interest, Viper. I tried to load Windows 7 onto my three-year old laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4344 without any luck. Finally I learned that Toshiba doesn't support the new OS despite the computer having power to burn. I felt a little cheated, tell you the truth.

Meanwhile, thanks for your counsel...Windows 7 is now powering this HP desktop computer.

Alec Nowers


Toshiba may not officially support 7 on that system, but did you try the Vista drivers if any exist? Often times the Vista drivers for a particular device will work just fine under Windows 7. If you're still interested in setting up 7 on your Toshiba, give it a shot and let us know.
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November 14, 2009 5:58:30 PM

The_Prophecy is correct.

A lot of Windows 7 incompatibility issues can be resolved just by using the Vista drivers instead.
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