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Windows 7: upgrade from vista x64

12 May 2010   #1
patrick82

win7 pro
 
 
upgrade from vista x64

Hey guys and gals...
i am about to upgrade my system this summer to match my entire network - all running 7.

my main system is a 64bit machine... currently running vista home premium x64 on its own hard drive..

i want to upgrade to win 7 professional...

my ? - how stable are the x64 windows 7 drivers?? are they stable and is most stuff supported by now.. or should i go windows 32bit on my 64bit machine..

thanks guys and gals.


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12 May 2010   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Go with the X64 version, it's excellent. I've had no hardware problems other than not being able to use my scanner because there is no Vista or Win 7 driver for it. Since you are already running Vista X64, the move to Win 7 X64 should be relatively painless.
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12 May 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As long as your hardware has 64-bit driver support, it's very stable. And since you already run 64-bit...your hardware must have driver support.
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12 May 2010   #4
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

by the way....to make it less painless... even though it takes longer to put all the pieces back together... do a clean install instead of upgrade.
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13 May 2010   #5
patrick82

win7 pro
 
 

Acurasd: i i was think the same thing, plus i am getting a bigger hard drive for C:/ i had an 80gig for vista - and with all the updates/ virus protection/ i almost ran out of space... so i am getting a 250 just for 7 to sit on..

when i install i will disconnect with other 2 hard drives - just so i know i wont accidently touch those with the install process.
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