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Windows 7: Are drivers available?

22 Oct 2009   #11
sidd

XP / 7
 
 

moke's post is pretty much the only thing preventing me from upgrade. Also, do you guys recommend going from XP -> Vista -> 7? Or should i reformat?


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22 Oct 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidd View Post
Thanks for the quick response. I checked the HP site, and I didn't see anything Windows 7 related. Do you think they'll still work, or should I just wait until after Windows 7 releases?
Sidd vista drivers work just fine. they just need to be installed in compatibily mode

Let us know if you need help


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22 Oct 2009   #13
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You might also want to download the windows 7 upgrade advisor. this will give you a good idea where you stand as far as which version 32bit or 64bit you might beable to run as well as any ares that might giv you some trouble. Fabe Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
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22 Oct 2009   #14
moke

Windows 7
 
 

I think the NC6400 is 32 bit only but will run any version of 7 fine (in theory...)

I did a clean install so maybe an upgrade would work better.
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23 Oct 2009   #15
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidd View Post
moke's post is pretty much the only thing preventing me from upgrade. Also, do you guys recommend going from XP -> Vista -> 7? Or should i reformat?
What a shame - you are letting some one elses post stop you from trying to install Win7.
recommend you run the win7 upgrade advisor.
Unless your system is 100% identical ( impossible ), then I'd still try and install Win 7.
Being a "Beta Tester for XP (Whistler), Vista, and Win 7. I would recommend you clean install Win7, and leave XP to become Windows.old.
you can then copy and paste all that you need or want into Win 7.
when your sure you have all the data you want. use the Clean HDD via Properties, and let Win 7 remove the windows.old .
Then you can DEFRAG and have a very fast Win 7.

#2. It your happy without any data from XP. FORMAT C: /FS:NTFS
then clean install Win 7 - average install time 25m to 35m.
And away we go.
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24 Oct 2009   #16
moke

Windows 7
 
 

Just an update on how things are going for me, Windows 7 seems to be more stable. I ran checkdisk on the new hdd and it seems to be fine, but I realised it never got formatted so I used the w7 disk to first partition the 320 gig drive then format my windows partition.

I now have a 200gig windows partion for w7 and approx another 100gig which I will either ghost my old hdd's xp onto if I get any more w7 issues or will put the new ubuntu onto.

I will report back if I have further issues, but at the moment so far so good. Also I got paragons free ghost like software so have a backup of my whole w7 install in a stable state so it will be less painful to get back to a running state.
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24 Oct 2009   #17
Kipper

 

Last week I wiped the HHD in my old gateway laptop; installed Win7 HomePre and the installed picked up every driver needed.

Clean devise manager and the system is oh so stable. This was a hell of a lot easier than doing a restore with the hidden partion by a long shot and now I have a super clean system without all the embedded programs that gateway loads up.
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26 Oct 2009   #18
sidd

XP / 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sidd View Post
moke's post is pretty much the only thing preventing me from upgrade. Also, do you guys recommend going from XP -> Vista -> 7? Or should i reformat?
What a shame - you are letting some one elses post stop you from trying to install Win7.
recommend you run the win7 upgrade advisor.
Unless your system is 100% identical ( impossible ), then I'd still try and install Win 7.
Being a "Beta Tester for XP (Whistler), Vista, and Win 7. I would recommend you clean install Win7, and leave XP to become Windows.old.
you can then copy and paste all that you need or want into Win 7.
when your sure you have all the data you want. use the Clean HDD via Properties, and let Win 7 remove the windows.old .
Then you can DEFRAG and have a very fast Win 7.

#2. It your happy without any data from XP. FORMAT C: /FS:NTFS
then clean install Win 7 - average install time 25m to 35m.
And away we go.
Sorry! Better safe than sorry, and I'm not in a rush. Installing Windows 7 right now. +rep
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26 Oct 2009   #19
Snufffed

 

You need any help with stuff-or what ever just PM or EMail me.
I have lots of friends who are SUPER DUPER on this stuff. Me I'm just an old Pirate wo trys.
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