Quote: Originally Posted by congaman59
I bought a sata card for my Dell laptop. The bios says I can boot from the NIC. I bought a 1TB sata drive, and I was hoping to boot win 7 from that just like I would from a sata drive on my pc. I haven't had any luck so far. I can't get the driver for the car to load. . I have a lot of email files on this laptop. It has xp media edition on it. I'm running outlook express for my mail. I assume I won't be able to use outlook express anymore when I up grade to win 7. Now to upgrade to win 7 on the hard drive in the laptop I have to first upgrade to vista?
Hi and welcome to sevenforums
I have an inspiron 1405 and win 7 runs like a dream. Bios says you can boot from the NIC? nic is a network interface card for you network. You cant boot from that. As to booting fro the external sata drive that can be done. email: outlook express has been replaced by windows live mail and you can import the settings and mail directly. To upgrade: are you on xp now? and what version of win 7 do you have? both rev number (7600) and ultimate, pro, etc
Hope this helps