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Windows 7: Considering going to Win7 need advice

08 Sep 2010   #1
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 
Considering going to Win7 need advice

I ran the windows 7 advisor and the only 2 things that had red "X's" were the following,

NVIDIA PhysX
version 9.10.0224
NVIDIA Corporation Not compatible This version of the program will not work on Windows 7.

Sunbelt Personal Firewall
version 4.6.1861.0
Sunbelt Software Not compatible This version of the program will not work on Windows 7.


Does the NVIDA one mean that the drivers or the graphics card won't work??

Maybe someday soon if not already Sunbelt is suppose to have a Win 7 firewall.

I may have to change my MB also because I forget the max RAM it can have

Does anyone else have anything else that might help me

Thanks


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08 Sep 2010   #2
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

just use microsoft's inbuilt firewall
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08 Sep 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

You do not need any third party firewall as Win7 Firewall is perfectly suited to running with the best lightweight free AV for Win7, MS Security Essentials.

See what drivers the Win7 installer and then optional Windows Updates provide for your video card (and everything else) and then if necessary import the latest from Nvidia website. The software package you have for your card now is not compatible, that's all.

You want to do the superior Clean Install for a fresh start rather than an in-place Upgrade which can import accumulated corruption. Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Sep 2010   #4
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

Yes I do plan to do a fresh install not a upgrade. Thanks for the advice. So all I really need to do is get Win 7 and then find the win 7 NVIDA drivers for my card???
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09 Sep 2010   #5
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, just get the newest driver from Nvidia:

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

I am currently running Win7 pro with an 8600GT video card in my HTPC and it works just fine.

Agree with everyone else, Win7 firewall along with a router works perfectly.
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09 Sep 2010   #6
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you want to install 64bit version - you really need 4gb minimum ram too!
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09 Sep 2010   #7
eaglepi

Windows 7 ultimate SP1
 
 

How do I tell if my hardware can handle 64 bit?
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09 Sep 2010   #8
Pusspa

 
 

core 2 duo can do x64
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09 Sep 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
I may have to change my MB also because I forget the max RAM it can have
Look your mobo up at Crucial.com.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
If you want to install 64bit version - you really need 4gb minimum ram too!
I wouldn't call it a minimum, as I've bee able to run W7 x64 on a 2 GB system, but there's little reason to run the 64 bit platform with under 4 GB.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
How do I tell if my hardware can handle 64 bit?
It's one of those things you should know off the top of your head, but given you have a Core2Duo, as mentioned above, you have an x64 capable system.
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09 Sep 2010   #10
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You do not need any third party firewall as Win7 Firewall is perfectly suited to running with the best lightweight free AV for Win7, MS Security Essentials.

See what drivers the Win7 installer and then optional Windows Updates provide for your video card (and everything else) and then if necessary import the latest from Nvidia website. The software package you have for your card now is not compatible, that's all.

You want to do the superior Clean Install for a fresh start rather than an in-place Upgrade which can import accumulated corruption. Clean Install Windows 7
Just follow these instructions and let Windows put in the drivers you need. Then get to know the os awhile before you start throwing third party drivers at it. It's a great os once you learn alittle about it
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