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March 6, 2010 10:58:05 PM

I also have an ASROCK motherboard and, yesterday after several weeks of questions and answers about upgrading an existing K8 Upgrade 1689 motherboard (socket 754 AMD Athlon) from Win XP Pro (32) to Win 7 (32), I got an e-mail indicating that ASROCK was not planning to upgrade the controller on the board and therefore it would not meet MS specs for Win 7. The board meets the specs under the MS Upgrade Adviser. What does this situation mean going forward? Thanks

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March 7, 2010 9:54:01 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

If you have enough space on you HD, create a partition and install Win 7 on this, test this and see if work fine.
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March 8, 2010 2:39:41 AM

Thanks but I really don't have too much latitude to experiment on these two machines. This late notice by ASROCK has but the narrow upgrade window for me into a tough spot. Linus
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March 8, 2010 10:47:58 AM

Well, the upgrade adviser says that your PC have all the requirements, so, upgrade to Win 7, and if you need some driver, use the vista driver, Win 7 and Win vista drivers are the same in the most of cases.
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March 18, 2010 3:22:55 AM

Any time, that's why we are here.
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March 28, 2010 4:57:46 PM

Best answer selected by LinusF.
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