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Windows 7: Upgrading laptop XP pro to WIn 7.Suggestion Needed


12 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Upgrading laptop XP pro to WIn 7.Suggestion Needed

Hello there,
I want to upgrade my Laptop XP to Windows 7.

My System INFO:
System Type-X86 Based PC.
BIOS VERSION:Toshiba V2.20
RAM-1GB
INTEL(r)CELERON(R) M
Processor 1.60 GHZ
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M
REALTEK RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
Atheros AR5005G Wirless Network Adapter

Question 1)Which Version of WIndows 7 will suitable for my Laptop??
2)Is all driver is available?or somehow i can manage my the driver issue.

Please help me.
Sorry for my bad english.


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12 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Download and run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor, it'll scan the hardware and tell you whats lacking.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Windows 7 has inbuilt driver support for most hardware including a lot of older hardware. Plus, you can use vista and even XP drivers in compatibility mode. You should visit Toshiba's support site for your model and download all the latest drivers, you can also get the latest drivers from manufacturers' websites such as ATI, Realtek and Atheros.

You do have just 1 gig RAM, which is the bare minimum required. Maxing it would fetch you good performance gains.

All editions of Windows 7 are hardware-equal so you can run any. But home premium suffices for most users unless you want to join a domain or need to use XP mode. Heres a comparison of editions.

Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dont get home basic though, its quite restricted and doesnt support aero.

Since you have XP, you'll need to clean install windows,you cant upgrade install. You can buy a cheap Upgrade (instead of full retail) copy, this also lets you clean install. Backup critical data before installing Windows 7.
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12 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

My gut reaction:

Celeron = No
1GB RAM = No
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12 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I got Several drivers Compatible/others "check for windows update".what actually compatible i can install that driver for win seven or win seven automatically take those drivers.
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12 Mar 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
My gut reaction:

Celeron = No
1GB RAM = No
I've had systems with the same hardware running Ultimate with no issues

As Bill has mentioned, the OP just needs to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and that will give all the information required.


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12 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yasiradnan View Post
I got Several drivers Compatible/others "check for windows update".what actually compatible i can install that driver for win seven or win seven automatically take those drivers.
Its preferrable to install older non-Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode to avoid errors.

Compatibility Mode
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12 Mar 2011   #7

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you checked on the Toshiba web site for Windows 7 drivers.
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12 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The beauty of Windows 7 is that it finds 99.9% of drivers for you.
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12 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

This is Upgrade Advisor result.Please check and let me know that"m i go for Windows 7 or not"


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12 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you checked on the Toshiba web site for Windows 7 drivers.
Yes,i checked there.Toshiba didn't provide any support for this kind of old laptops.
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