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Windows 7: Win 7 hardware compatibility

22 Apr 2010   #1
Gspoon

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Win 7 hardware compatibility

Hello this seems like the best place to pose my question.

A couple of months back I tried multiple times to install the various RTM's of 7 and never succeeded.

Now my question is there any way to be sure that my system can even install 7?

I know my system can handle it but after past experiences I am a little gun shy.
I want to buy a OEM copy but I am afraid if the install goes south I will have to trash my copy.


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22 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Yes, you can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It'll tell you whether or not your system can use Windows 7.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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22 Apr 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gspoon, welcome to the forums.

Unless you have some oddball peripherals not listed in your specs or older printers, etc; everything shown there can and will work with Windows 7 and have both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers.
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22 Apr 2010   #4
Gspoon

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Yes, you can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It'll tell you whether or not your system can use Windows 7.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
That's the thing I know I should be able to run 7, everything in they system IS compatible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Gspoon, welcome to the forums.

Unless you have some oddball peripherals not listed in your specs or older printers, etc; everything shown there can and will work with Windows 7 and have both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers.
I just have a mouse and keyboard no printer,scanner ect.I guess their are too many variables could be bad RTM, Disc or Iso.

Thanks for the replies.
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22 Apr 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gspoon View Post
Hello this seems like the best place to pose my question.

A couple of months back I tried multiple times to install the various RTM's of 7 and never succeeded.

Now my question is there any way to be sure that my system can even install 7?

I know my system can handle it but after past experiences I am a little gun shy.
I want to buy a OEM copy but I am afraid if the install goes south I will have to trash my copy.
It might help if you would go into a little detail about exactly what kind of install failure you're getting... The crew here is pretty sharp and I'm betting there's a way around the problem...
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23 Apr 2010   #6
Gspoon

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gspoon View Post
Hello this seems like the best place to pose my question.

A couple of months back I tried multiple times to install the various RTM's of 7 and never succeeded.

Now my question is there any way to be sure that my system can even install 7?

I know my system can handle it but after past experiences I am a little gun shy.
I want to buy a OEM copy but I am afraid if the install goes south I will have to trash my copy.
It might help if you would go into a little detail about exactly what kind of install failure you're getting... The crew here is pretty sharp and I'm betting there's a way around the problem...

As far as specific error messages I can't recall. I know I downloaded 64 and 32 bit ISOs via MS and various torrents. Then proceeded to burn the RTM ISO's and every one failed. I do recall that I had a 2gb stick of ram die on me some time after maybe that was the cause. Didn't a number of people have trouble installing 7 with more than one stick of ram in their system?

I ended up ordering a SSD and Win 7 64 bit yesterday.If I have any problems arise I will post again hopefully with good news.
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23 Apr 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gspoon View Post
As far as specific error messages I can't recall. I know I downloaded 64 and 32 bit ISOs via MS and various torrents.
And you trusted them?

Wow.
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23 Apr 2010   #8
Gspoon

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gspoon View Post
As far as specific error messages I can't recall. I know I downloaded 64 and 32 bit ISOs via MS and various torrents.
And you trusted them?

Wow.
what do you mean ? I didn't just download random RTM's I did download ISO's from Microsoft as well neither worked. give me a little credit buddy!
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23 Apr 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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23 Apr 2010   #10
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gspoon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gspoon View Post
As far as specific error messages I can't recall. I know I downloaded 64 and 32 bit ISOs via MS and various torrents.
And you trusted them?

Wow.
what do you mean ? I didn't just download random RTM's I did download ISO's from Microsoft as well neither worked. give me a little credit buddy!
No "discredit" intended... but you should know there are a whole mess of messed up ISOs out there... particularly those found on torrent sites. I was just a little surprised that you would trust them... I sure wouldn't.
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