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Windows 7: W7 on older systems


20 Nov 2009   #1
JAM

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W7 on older systems

How do you go about installing Windows 7 on an older system without Vista drivers?

I have a ShuttleX pc

Thanks


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20 Nov 2009   #2
JAM

Windows 7
 
 

malware?
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20 Nov 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have the Windows 7 installation disk, just throw it in and install. It may happen that it does not find all the drivers for your hardware if that is really old. Then you may have to scout for them or try with Vista drivers - if available.
I have seen several people that successfully installed Windows 7 on really old system. So there is a good chance it will work.
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21 Nov 2009   #4
JAM

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you have the Windows 7 installation disk, just throw it in and install. It may happen that it does not find all the drivers for your hardware if that is really old. Then you may have to scout for them or try with Vista drivers - if available.
I have seen several people that successfully installed Windows 7 on really old system. So there is a good chance it will work.
Already tried, it does not find any of the drivers, it wont even install, asks you to point to a location where the drivers are held.

Its a Packard Bell Imedia desktop, xp drivers available, only PC I have had trouble with.
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21 Nov 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that may be a problem. Without the proper drivers (especially for the HDD), you are going nowhere. You can check the component manufacturers sites whether they have Windows 7 drivers, but I doubt it.
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21 Nov 2009   #6
JAM

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, that may be a problem. Without the proper drivers (especially for the HDD), you are going nowhere. You can check the component manufacturers sites whether they have Windows 7 drivers, but I doubt it.

Thought so just wanted confirmation, thanks for your time appreciate it
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21 Nov 2009   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem, any time.
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22 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JAM View Post

Its a Packard Bell Imedia desktop, xp drivers available, only PC I have had trouble with.
:::OT:::

Whoa. Packard Bell? I didn't know that name had survived into the XP days. My 286sx and 386dx were both packard bell machines. But that was, like, 20 years ago. Actually, I think my 486 was a Packard Bell, too.
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22 Nov 2009   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macksgarage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JAM View Post

Its a Packard Bell Imedia desktop, xp drivers available, only PC I have had trouble with.
:::OT:::

Whoa. Packard Bell? I didn't know that name had survived into the XP days. My 286sx and 386dx were both packard bell machines. But that was, like, 20 years ago. Actually, I think my 486 was a Packard Bell, too.

I think Packard Bell is now part of Acer. They still sell now in Europe. just a couple of weeks ago I saw a few in an electronics store in Germany.

Packard Bell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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22 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you have the Windows 7 installation disk, just throw it in and install. It may happen that it does not find all the drivers for your hardware if that is really old. Then you may have to scout for them or try with Vista drivers - if available.
I have seen several people that successfully installed Windows 7 on really old system. So there is a good chance it will work.
Already tried, it does not find any of the drivers, it wont even install, asks you to point to a location where the drivers are held.

Its a Packard Bell Imedia desktop, xp drivers available, only PC I have had trouble with.
You didn't say what drivers it is looking for.
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