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May 17, 2010 2:58:23 PM

I need information about getting Windows 7 running on my PC. I have a HP Pavillion Home Pc with 512 mb DDR SDRAM memory and 80 gb hard drive. My operating sytem is Windows but I am running Can you help me? Thanks

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May 17, 2010 9:17:44 PM

Hello Geraldine,
D you you have windows XP or VISTA?

XP there is NO DIRECT UPGRADE:You can visit the official Microsoft Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 site here:


Just an FYI, when upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 you must upgrade the version currently installed within Windows Vista to the corresponding version in Windows 7. I.E. Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium; Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional; and Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. You also cannot upgrade a 32-bit operating system to 64-bit -- to migrate from 32-bit to 64-bit will require a custom install.
Please check out the requirements here for Windows 7:
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it requires:
•1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
•1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
•16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
•DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
You can find the official Microsoft Windows Upgrade Advisor here:

Before making any attempts at upgrading your Windows operating sytem; you should first backup all of your important data!
You can also go with the easy transfer, there is a very well planned out tutorial on the microsoft site:

Also, please refer to Microsoft official site:
Windows 7 Compatibility: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".

Finally, if you want to do some research; there are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 migration and upgrade decisions located at our Springboard site:

Thanks again and good luck!

John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
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May 24, 2010 9:17:23 PM

Best answer selected by Geraldine Marshall.
May 24, 2010 9:20:56 PM

John M, Microsoft Windows Client Support
Thank you so much. I had windows XP, but I had viruses and had the computer cleaned up and I put on it, now it's giving me problems and I want my windows XP back or Windows 7. The info you directed me to was very easy to comprehend. Thanks Again. Geraldine Marshall
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March 28, 2012 12:26:47 AM

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