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Windows 7: can my laptop run windows 7 (i need compatible drivers)

04 Mar 2010   #11

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04 Mar 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
That's a good feature, but some hardware can't be automatically identified by windows update, and will show up as an unknown or generic device in the Device Manager.. so you still have hunt for drivers for older machines. There a lot of machines from 2004-2006 that could easily handle windows 7 given a boost in memory, but if they never had support for vista, there aren't going to be drivers for windows 7 either... so you have to be a little creative in your search
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04 Mar 2010   #13

windows 7

yeah none of this works. thanks for all the help. i'm trying to find xp right now. thanks again.
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04 Mar 2010   #14
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Don't give up on Windows 7, as madtownidiot says you should be able to find drivers that'll work.
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04 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Given what it has been seen working on, there is always hope.
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04 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

There is a possibility that your computer cannot run Windows 7. Did you check the Upgrade Advisor? Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

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04 Mar 2010   #17


I can think of at least a dozen computers running windows 7 right now that failed the upgrade advisor.. but if it does pass the tests, you'll know that windows 7 has drivers for all of your hardware... unfortunately if your laptop has no operating system at present, it's a bit difficult to run tests. According to the specs for your model.. there should be no problem getting 32-bit windows 7 to install.
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04 Mar 2010   #18

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

etidd wrote
" windows 7 prof is on the nx9110 laptop now.. i'm becoming firmer that it
will not work with windows 7. no, an ethernet cable won't allow me online
access. "

If you have Win7 prof on it, does it run ok, except for internet connection ? Do you have any USB flash drives that you can transfer stuff to the laptop ? How about a USB to ethernet cable adapter ? Can you run any system info programs to get us more details on the hardware ?

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