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Windows 7: please help, planning upgrade to windows 7

01 Mar 2010   #1
goliath6900

vista home premium
 
 
please help, planning upgrade to windows 7

i'm planning to upgrade to windows 7. i have an hp pavilion dv5. has all the problems on drivers been resolved? thanks


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01 Mar 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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02 Mar 2010   #3
goliath6900

vista home premium
 
 

@fx21z

thank you very much. will try it.
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02 Mar 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.

If you fill these in - System Specs, we'll be able to assist getting it running for you should you decide to take the plunge.
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02 Mar 2010   #5
hatinwin7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
dont do it

unless you know somebody who has done this to a computer just like yours.. do not mess with windows 7. i have had nothing but problems from this OS. i have spent almost $1000 tryin to upgrade and my system still crashes 20 times a day. all my stuff worked fine under win2kpro. a few problems::

my on board 128MB mirage 3d graphics card is now useless, sound also. had to buy new ones.

messages saying::
windows explorer has stopped working
internet explorer has stopped working
desktop gadgets have stopped working
every app i have has stopped working

full system freezes with no response

blue screens

full crash and reboot



i'm suprized i was even able to post this.

could plz use some help btw..
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02 Mar 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hatinwin7 View Post
i have spent almost $1000 tryin to upgrade and my system still crashes 20 times a day.
You might have been better spending that money on a new system, but sorry to hear you're having issues.

Have you tried to reinstall Windows 7, or tried a System Restore?
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02 Mar 2010   #7
goliath6900

vista home premium
 
 

@fz21z
thanks i filled up the specs.

@hatinwin7
thanks for the concern. actually I'm also hoping that someone here with a similar laptop has done it. i have a recovery disc. should there be any problem, i hope i can revert to the original factory settings.
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02 Mar 2010   #8
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goliath6900 View Post
thanks i filled up the specs.
Well the good news is, there are Windows 7 drivers for your model, 32 and 64bit, so making the change should go smoothly - HP Pavilion dv5t-1000 CTO
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02 Mar 2010   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hatinwin7 View Post
unless you know somebody who has done this to a computer just like yours.. do not mess with windows 7. i have had nothing but problems from this OS. i have spent almost $1000 tryin to upgrade and my system still crashes 20 times a day. all my stuff worked fine under win2kpro. a few problems::

my on board 128MB mirage 3d graphics card is now useless, sound also. had to buy new ones.

messages saying::
windows explorer has stopped working
internet explorer has stopped working
desktop gadgets have stopped working
every app i have has stopped working

full system freezes with no response

blue screens

full crash and reboot



i'm suprized i was even able to post this.

could plz use some help btw..
No hijacking please. Make your own thread and we will try to help you.
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02 Mar 2010   #10
hatinwin7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i apologize.. was so frustrated about this mornings series of crashes that I could not find the post new thread link.
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