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Windows 7: just wanted to make sure about this

20 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
just wanted to make sure about this

windows vista home premium 64 bit OEM (built in with an HP computer)
to
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit RETAIL (bought off store shelves)

will there be any conflicts??

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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PHOBOY510 View Post
windows vista home premium 64 bit OEM (built in with an HP computer)
to
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit RETAIL (bought off store shelves)

will there be any conflicts??
Conflicts in what sense?

All of the apps should work the same. (You should make sure that you have updated drivers for everything from the manufacturer, etc.) Other than that, I can't think of where there would be a conflict.

FWIW, I moved from XP to Windows 7 without anything breaking.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PHOBOY510 View Post
windows vista home premium 64 bit OEM (built in with an HP computer)
to
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit RETAIL (bought off store shelves)

will there be any conflicts??
Conflicts in what sense?

All of the apps should work the same. (You should make sure that you have updated drivers for everything from the manufacturer, etc.) Other than that, I can't think of where there would be a conflict.

FWIW, I moved from XP to Windows 7 without anything breaking.

thank you, just wanted to make sure.
apparently HP techs think it causes conflicts and other bad things -.-
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20 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Download the Windows Upgrade Advisor and let it run. It will detect potential problems for you.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

I'd listen to the HP tech support folks. There have probably been quite a few HP owners that called to complain about hardware/software suddenly not working after upgrading to Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Download the Windows Upgrade Advisor and let it run. It will detect potential problems for you.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

I'd listen to the HP tech support folks. There have probably been quite a few HP owners that called to complain about hardware/software suddenly not working after upgrading to Windows 7.
i did the check and everything looks to be ok with upgrading to windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Ive done a few HP Pavilion laptop installs, three of them in-place upgrade. Never had any problems. The thing with installation is to do it properly, not to use any shortcuts. Most noticeable has been that without an exception, the Pavilion laptops I have in-place upgraded have not had any major driver problems after upgrade.

Although clean install is the preferred method, I belong to that minority who has nothing against in-place upgrade. I have had some problems when upgrading, but as it has always later been proven, the problems remained also after clean install so they had nothing to do with installation method.

If you even consider an in-place upgrade, read this: A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade.

Good luck!

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

thank you guys for the responses!
hopefully there won't be any problems!
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