Thanks for all the quick responses
I guess it was a language thing with my original question. When I went to use the Upgrade Advisor, I thought it was going to look at my hardware and tell me whether it was sufficient to run 7. Apparently, what it's concerned with is not hardware but OSes - as in from what to what
. Emphasis on upgrade
, so to speak. So I ended up with an upgrade, not a clean install. I was wondering where all the hdd space went until I saw the windows.old folder. Also, I used the Dell re-install disk that came with the computer.
So I guess I'll do it again. When I had Dell support on the phone and had to reinstall HP over the previous HP installation, it did not seem concerned that there was a previous OS installed, it just did a reinstall of 7 and nothing about formatting the disk. Should I format the disk first and then let it go ahead and do a clean install?