Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Averatec 3250 and windows 7 compatability

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
June 28, 2010 6:11:28 AM

Hello,
My Averatec 3250 notebook was recently wiped clean and then downloaded with Windows 7. I need to purchase the registry for windows 7, but before I do I want to know if this notebook is compatable for windows 7 to run on it; my wireless driver will also need to be re installed somehow.
a b $ Windows 7
June 28, 2010 9:08:50 AM

What are the system specifications of you laptop?
m
0
l
a b \ Driver
a c 243 $ Windows 7
June 28, 2010 4:41:27 PM

Windows 7 will likely run on your Averatec 3250, but it is going to be a dog (not a good dog). From the specs I saw for this system, this would be a very under-powered configuration and driver support may be sketchy. The system was really designed for XP. If you can bump up the RAM to the 1GB (max), it will help.

I suggest you save your $$$ and buy a more up-to-date laptop with Win7 already installed. For this particular situation, spending $$$ on the Averatec is not a good investment. Either stick with XP or load Ubuntu, but not Win 7.

Good luck!
m
0
l
Related resources
a b $ Windows 7
June 28, 2010 5:35:56 PM

If your computer meets these system requirements, you should be able to run Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements

However, I agree with COLGeek. If your laptop is on the older side, it may be a better option to purchase a new laptop with Windows 7 preinstalled. The choice is yours, but just a suggestion. :) 

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
m
0
l
June 29, 2010 9:15:23 PM

Hello gosagego,

It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.

Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/de...
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software"
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
m
0
l
!