Any hope for installing Windows 7?

Hi,
I have a couple computers with Gigabyte K8NSC-939 motherboards in them that run very well on XP Home. Unfortunately they are N Force 3 Mobos with 8X AGP slots. Is there any configuration out there that will install Windows 7 when Microsoft stops supporting XP SP3? I've been looking around for a video card that will do the job but drivers seem to be the major complaint among Neweggers. On another note, would a copy of something like Norton Internet Security provide adequate protection for XP when Microsoft drops support for it? Any advice is much appreciated. I hate to throw all that hardware in the recycle bin when the day comes for no more XP support.
Thanks in advance!
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  1. I just installed W7 x64 on a nforce 2 and the only thing it didn't find was the SMBus and Audio. Windows update sorted the audio by installing Realtek AC97.

    So download for anything else ..

    x86 : http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jzydznd2zmm
    x64 :http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dnjkyjcziqn

    Extract to a temp folder, using device manager, choose SMBus device, update the driver manually and point to the temp folder and it should update.

    * Ethernet Driver (v73.20) customized and corrected by Fernando
    * SATAIDE Driver (v11.1.0.33) customized by Fernando
    * SATARAID Driver (v11.1.0.33) customized by Fernando
    * RAIDTOOL Application (v11.1.0.30) "Sedona"
    * SMU Driver (v1.71) customized by Fernando
    * SMBus Driver (v4.74) customized by Fernando
    * HD Audio Driver (v1.00.0.63) WHQL
    * optional IDE driver registry cleaner (made by TwL)
    * Installer (v7.57)
  2. Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1B544E90-7659-4BD9-9E51-2497C146AF15&displaylang=en

    It will tell you whether or not your hardware is supported by Windows 7.
  3. das_stig said:
    I just installed W7 x64 on a nforce 2 and the only thing it didn't find was the SMBus and Audio. Windows update sorted the audio by installing Realtek AC97.

    So download for anything else ..

    x86 : http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jzydznd2zmm
    x64 :http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dnjkyjcziqn

    Extract to a temp folder, using device manager, choose SMBus device, update the driver manually and point to the temp folder and it should update.

    * Ethernet Driver (v73.20) customized and corrected by Fernando
    * SATAIDE Driver (v11.1.0.33) customized by Fernando
    * SATARAID Driver (v11.1.0.33) customized by Fernando
    * RAIDTOOL Application (v11.1.0.30) "Sedona"
    * SMU Driver (v1.71) customized by Fernando
    * SMBus Driver (v4.74) customized by Fernando
    * HD Audio Driver (v1.00.0.63) WHQL
    * optional IDE driver registry cleaner (made by TwL)
    * Installer (v7.57)
  4. thanks for the help! I did try the Win 7 upgrade advisor on one of the systems and it looked good but my research saw several complaints about N force 3 chipsets and video card driver issues from other users. As I remember the Vista advisor was not all too helpful back in the day!
    thanks again for the info!
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