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Windows 7: Please put my mind at ease :)

20 Jul 2009   #1
MiSHKA

vitsa home premium :\
 
 
Please put my mind at ease :)

Hello there, i would like to first say that i want to install windows 7.

Currently i am on Vista Home Premium.

My laptop is of the HP Pavilion dv6000 series.

When i install win7, should i choose the upgrade or the fresh install option? upgrade will mean i dont lose my files, but the fresh install should mean im running on a cleaner system.

Also, will my laptop support windows 7 drivers? i tried to install XP on this laptop and i plugged an ethernet cable in and that didnt even connect me to the internet! so i am worried of losing all my data for an operating system that wont even work in the end


Thank you for your time


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Jul 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi MiSHKA, welcome to the forums.

Firstly there should be no issues with you running a 'Upgrade' install of Windows 7 but I would advise a 'Vlean' install for the best performance & reliability. You may want to download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx to see if it picks anything up.

The latest Windows 7 has a fantastic driver database & more manufaturers are releasing Windows 7 supported drivers (Intel is just 1).
warning   Warning
Always backup your system before clean installing any new OS

Hope this helps




Jeff
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
mind at ease

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiSHKA View Post
Hello there, i would like to first say that i want to install windows 7.

Currently i am on Vista Home Premium.

My laptop is of the HP Pavilion dv6000 series.

When i install win7, should i choose the upgrade or the fresh install option? upgrade will mean i dont lose my files, but the fresh install should mean im running on a cleaner system.

Also, will my laptop support windows 7 drivers? i tried to install XP on this laptop and i plugged an ethernet cable in and that didnt even connect me to the internet! so i am worried of losing all my data for an operating system that wont even work in the end


Thank you for your time
Could you tell us your system specs?

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Jul 2009   #4
MiSHKA

vitsa home premium :\
 
 

THanks very much for the help Orbital Shark!!

sure zigzag, i have

Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5750 2.00GHz
3.00GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M
224gb hard drive

Would this be able to run win7 Ultimate?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiSHKA View Post
THanks very much for the help Orbital Shark!!

sure zigzag, i have

Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5750 2.00GHz
3.00GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M
224gb hard drive

Would this be able to run win7 Ultimate?


Without a doubt

You may need to get the latests Video drivers from nVidia but that shouldn't be an issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #6
MiSHKA

vitsa home premium :\
 
 

thank you very much
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'm with Orbital Shark and would recommend a clean install. If you have room on your HDD to make another partition for 7, you could dual boot and give it a try before removing Vista. Info here if needed: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

Gary
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
mind at ease

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiSHKA View Post
THanks very much for the help Orbital Shark!!

sure zigzag, i have

Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5750 2.00GHz
3.00GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M
224gb hard drive

Would this be able to run win7 Ultimate?


Absolutely. Im running it now on 32 bit 7600. You even have better graphics than i do. win 7 ultimate no problem just backup in case.

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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