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Windows 7: win xp upgrade to win 7 upgrade

03 Jan 2013   #1
melissalohrmann

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
win xp upgrade to win 7 upgrade

I have a 2003 Sony Vaio Desktop with really outdated hardware and software and it has windows xp on it and i am wondering should i make an upgrade and if so what is entailed in it and can my pc handle the upgrade?Thank You!!


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03 Jan 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

From the computer you want to upgrade, go here and run the Advisor.
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center
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04 Jan 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you also post a pic of system properties ?

You can get to it by following this: start>right click my computer>click properties

This will tell us what cpu (processor) you have and how much memory you have.

If you can`t post a pic, you can just give us the above info, and the exact model of the pc.
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04 Jan 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The tool here will show your hardware as well.
To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how:SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by melissalohrmann View Post
I have a 2003 Sony Vaio Desktop with really outdated hardware and software and it has windows xp on it and i am wondering should i make an upgrade and if so what is entailed in it and can my pc handle the upgrade?Thank You!!
Just to clarify the term "Upgrade". You can not do an upgrade directly from XP to Win 7. It has to be a Clean Install of Win 7 which requires that you install your programs again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #6
melissalohrmann

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The tool here will show your hardware as well.
To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how:SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.
I dont know whats going on with this pc but I tried both options that you provided and I kept getting some kind of error box and I clicked continue and it pulled up the system info like you said but the majority of them were completely empty and the ones that were not would not let me post.This pc is a desktop Sony Vaio and all the hardware was last updated in 01 for some and 03 for the others if that helps at all.I have been looking into hardware updates and driver updates but it is all so confusing to me.I read that your hardware should be updated every 2 years and this stuff is ancient.Any suggestions?I don't understand why so many of my specs were completely empty?If there is anything else that I can give you info wise let me know and I will try my best to find it for you.I do know that the hardware drives for my cd-rom and my dvd-rom are both generic.Their info is CD-ROM-(HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8523BS), DVD-ROM (MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8588). I dont know if this helps at all or not.They were both last installed on 7/01/01. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #7
melissalohrmann

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Can you also post a pic of system properties ?

You can get to it by following this: start>right click my computer>click properties

This will tell us what cpu (processor) you have and how much memory you have.

If you can`t post a pic, you can just give us the above info, and the exact model of the pc.
O.K. Sorry if I give u info u don't need but I just wrote everything bI found down.Here Goes
OS NAME:Win XP home edition version 5.1.2600 Service pack 3
SYSTEM:Sony
MODEL#:PCV-RS312(UC)
SYSTEM TYPE:X86 based pc
PROCESSOR:X86 Family Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel~2411 MHZ
BIOS VERSION DATE:Award Software Inc. ACPI BIOS Revision 1003, 5/14/2003
SMBIOS VERSION:2.3
TOTAL PHYSICAL MEMORY:512.00 MB
AVAILABLE MEMORY:63.41 MB
TOTAL VIRTUAL MEMORY:2.00 GB
AVAILABLE VIRTUAL MEMORY:1.96 GB
PAGE FILE SPACE:846.13 MB
Also I have installed CCleaner and defragmented my hard drive and ran scans but the pc is running at a crawl and no matter what I do I only end up with like 7 available on my C drive, My D drive has 99% avalable.I hop this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #8
melissalohrmann

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by melissalohrmann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The tool here will show your hardware as well.
To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how:SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.
I dont know whats going on with this pc but I tried both options that you provided and I kept getting some kind of error box and I clicked continue and it pulled up the system info like you said but the majority of them were completely empty and the ones that were not would not let me post.This pc is a desktop Sony Vaio and all the hardware was last updated in 01 for some and 03 for the others if that helps at all.I have been looking into hardware updates and driver updates but it is all so confusing to me.I read that your hardware should be updated every 2 years and this stuff is ancient.Any suggestions?I don't understand why so many of my specs were completely empty?If there is anything else that I can give you info wise let me know and I will try my best to find it for you.I do know that the hardware drives for my cd-rom and my dvd-rom are both generic.Their info is CD-ROM-(HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8523BS), DVD-ROM (MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8588). I dont know if this helps at all or not.They were both last installed on 7/01/01. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you
I just posted everything i could find in ADRAMS RESPONSE!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #9
melissalohrmann

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by melissalohrmann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by melissalohrmann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The tool here will show your hardware as well.
To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how:SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.
I dont know whats going on with this pc but I tried both options that you provided and I kept getting some kind of error box and I clicked continue and it pulled up the system info like you said but the majority of them were completely empty and the ones that were not would not let me post.This pc is a desktop Sony Vaio and all the hardware was last updated in 01 for some and 03 for the others if that helps at all.I have been looking into hardware updates and driver updates but it is all so confusing to me.I read that your hardware should be updated every 2 years and this stuff is ancient.Any suggestions?I don't understand why so many of my specs were completely empty?If there is anything else that I can give you info wise let me know and I will try my best to find it for you.I do know that the hardware drives for my cd-rom and my dvd-rom are both generic.Their info is CD-ROM-(HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8523BS), DVD-ROM (MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8588). I dont know if this helps at all or not.They were both last installed on 7/01/01. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you
I just posted everything i could find in ADRAMS RESPONSE!
O.K. Sorry if I give u info u don't need but I just wrote everything bI found down.Here Goes
OS NAME:Win XP home edition version 5.1.2600 Service pack 3
SYSTEM:Sony
MODEL#:PCV-RS312(UC)
SYSTEM TYPE:X86 based pc
PROCESSOR:X86 Family Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel~2411 MHZ
BIOS VERSION DATE:Award Software Inc. ACPI BIOS Revision 1003, 5/14/2003
SMBIOS VERSION:2.3
TOTAL PHYSICAL MEMORY:512.00 MB
AVAILABLE MEMORY:63.41 MB
TOTAL VIRTUAL MEMORY:2.00 GB
AVAILABLE VIRTUAL MEMORY:1.96 GB
PAGE FILE SPACE:846.13 MB
Also I have installed CCleaner and defragmented my hard drive and ran scans but the pc is running at a crawl and no matter what I do I only end up with like 7 available on my C drive, My D drive has 99% avalable.I hop this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #10
melissalohrmann

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

O.K. Sorry if I give u info u don't need but I just wrote everything bI found down.Here Goes
OS NAME:Win XP home edition version 5.1.2600 Service pack 3
SYSTEM:Sony
MODEL#:PCV-RS312(UC)
SYSTEM TYPE:X86 based pc
PROCESSOR:X86 Family Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel~2411 MHZ
BIOS VERSION DATE:Award Software Inc. ACPI BIOS Revision 1003, 5/14/2003
SMBIOS VERSION:2.3
TOTAL PHYSICAL MEMORY:512.00 MB
AVAILABLE MEMORY:63.41 MB
TOTAL VIRTUAL MEMORY:2.00 GB
AVAILABLE VIRTUAL MEMORY:1.96 GB
PAGE FILE SPACE:846.13 MB
Also I have installed CCleaner and defragmented my hard drive and ran scans but the pc is running at a crawl and no matter what I do I only end up with like 7 available on my C drive, My D drive has 99% avalable.I hop this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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