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Windows 7: Can I Run Windows 7?

26 Dec 2009   #11

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
When I made mention of Vista it was because you state in your system specifications it was one of the operating systems you were currently running...

And I also state that I use Windows XP
So I stand by what I said in post four, above...

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26 Dec 2009   #12

Window XP, Vista, and 7 32bit Editions
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher13 View Post
Don't ask me to install the advisor to tell me because my computer is a bit messed up and it can't contact Microsoft servers at all(no it's not malware, I checked). Anyway, I meet the free space, GHz, and memory requirements. I just don't know if I have "DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver". How can I check to see if I have this?

BTW, I have a 2.79 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 37GB of HDD space(embarrassingly little). Even if I can run Windows 7, can someone tell me if it'll be sluggish?
ow that i think you can run Windows 7 the next question is will you be doing an upgrade or a full clean install? Upgrade just adds the Windows 7 stuff on your HD and the full install (which is the best way) will erase all and install Windows 7 but after that it needs access to the internet to downlaod new drivers if needed.

You say you presently have a problem downloading from Microsoft. That troubles me. Why is this happening. It shouldn't no matter what you say and if you just do an upgrade install you still may have that problem.

My suggestion is backup all important data and do a full install and clean out your HD with a fresh install.

My 2 cents
Thanks for the advice but I just don't know if I have "DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver". And I think I can't download from Microsoft because of my current installation of XP.
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26 Dec 2009   #13

Window XP, Vista, and 7 32bit Editions
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
When I made mention of Vista it was because you state in your system specifications it was one of the operating systems you were currently running...

And I also state that I use Windows XP
So I stand by what I said in post four, above...
Ok but, I just want to make it clear that I'm using XP pro at the moment.
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26 Dec 2009   #14

 

look on intel's driver website, or the system manufactures site for a vista video driver. If they have a vista driver its WDM 1.0, if the have a windows 7 driver its either WDM1.0 or1.1.

http://www.intel.com/support/chipset...s-011594.htm#b
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26 Dec 2009   #15
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher13 View Post
Don't ask me to install the advisor to tell me because my computer is a bit messed up and it can't contact Microsoft servers at all(no it's not malware, I checked). Anyway, I meet the free space, GHz, and memory requirements. I just don't know if I have "DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver". How can I check to see if I have this?

BTW, I have a 2.79 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 37GB of HDD space(embarrassingly little). Even if I can run Windows 7, can someone tell me if it'll be sluggish?
Hello Zepher,

Could you fill out your complete system specs including the brand and model number of your computer with any hardware upgrades that you made to it. This would greatly help it determining what your system has and if it is compatible with Windows 7. Thank you.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx
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26 Dec 2009   #16

Window XP, Vista, and 7 32bit Editions
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher13 View Post
Don't ask me to install the advisor to tell me because my computer is a bit messed up and it can't contact Microsoft servers at all(no it's not malware, I checked). Anyway, I meet the free space, GHz, and memory requirements. I just don't know if I have "DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver". How can I check to see if I have this?

BTW, I have a 2.79 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 37GB of HDD space(embarrassingly little). Even if I can run Windows 7, can someone tell me if it'll be sluggish?
Hello Zepher,

Could you fill out your complete system specs including the brand and model number of your computer with any hardware upgrades that you made to it. This would greatly help it determining what your system has and if it is compatible with Windows 7. Thank you.

Windows 7 Compatibility Center home
Never mind, I'll just try to install Windows 7 and see what happens. I'll post back to tell y'all the results.
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26 Dec 2009   #17

 

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26 Dec 2009   #18

Window XP, Vista, and 7 32bit Editions
 
 

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28 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Zepher13 we haven't heard from you in a day since you said you decided to go for it and install Win 7.....

This is almost like waiting for a radio signal back from a Mars.
Quiet ... I think I hear something.....
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29 Dec 2009   #20

Window XP, Vista, and 7 32bit Editions
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Zepher13 we haven't heard from you in a day since you said you decided to go for it and install Win 7.....

This is almost like waiting for a radio signal back from a Mars.
Quiet ... I think I hear something.....
Well, I feel like an idiot about this but, it turns out that this whole time, I only had access to a single copy of Windows 7(which I am using on my laptop). The thing is, I was able to get a copy from my school, Dunbar High, which is a school that is sponsored by Microsoft or something. And my PC Support teacher is able to make accounts for people to go to this site where you can get a crap-load of free Microsoft products. I downloaded Windows 7 the same day that I confirmed my account. I asked my teacher if we could download Windows 7 as many times as we wanted and he said yes. Apparently, unlimited Windows 7 downloads doesnt mean unlimited serials, obviously. I soon figured out that I could not use the same serial for both PCs. My current options for free OS downloads are Windows XP and Vista, 32 and 64 bit versions and also Windows 7 64 bit. But, my desktop PC doesnt have the hardware for that. So, I gave up on that idea. Sorry if I caused you guys any trouble. I was just hoping this thread would die off and that's why I didn't post back.
EDIT: Hey Iggy, I didn't know you lived in Arizona. I grew up in Phoenix.
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