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July 19, 2010 7:39:21 PM

I am preparing to make an attempt to make a clean upgrade install to Windows 7. I have a question that I would like answered before I start. My data is backed up on Carbonite. My question is how do I determine what specific drivers to I need to have handy and what drivers can I transfer from my backup? Can I use DriverAgent after the install? Dumb question I know, But I have never attempted this before.

Intel e6600 Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz
Noctua NH-U12P Cooler
ASUS P5Q Pro
OCZ Reaper 2X2GB DDR2 800 (PC 6400)
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB
WD 250GB GB SATA II
Corsair CMPSU 550W
Windows XP Home

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July 19, 2010 9:28:41 PM

Use the Windows Upgrade Adviser to check compatability.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/up...

Use the W7 Easy Transfer Wizard to save your files and settings.
To use the W7 Easy Transfer Wizard in XP:
Browse to the DVD drive on your computer and click migsetup.exe in the Support\Migwiz directory.
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July 19, 2010 10:19:37 PM

Hi Oldog,

The Upgrade Advisor that Jonmor68 pointed you to is a great tool... I recommend using it :) 

After you get the go-ahead from the Upgrade Advisor and install, Windows 7 will locate drivers for you. You can also manually run Windows Updates - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Install-Win...

If Windows doesn't find all the drivers you need, you can visit manufacturer websites of your hardware to download the correct drivers.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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