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  1. Posts : 6
    Vista
       #1

    Install??


    Alright, so I am thinking about installing Windows 7 now, but just wanted to know is it a fresh install for is it an upgrade? ( I believe it is a fresh install, which is what im kinda hoping for) Has anyone had any problems? I haven't had any problems with Vista. So im guessing ill be alright with 7.
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  2. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #2

    can you post up your specs???

    the only thing that be a problem is if you have hardware from the Windows 2000....lol
    most XP computers can actually handle 7 as long as you have more than 512 of memory..

    a fresh install is the ideal way although if you have programs you can just live without (and dont have the installation) you can try the upgrade option
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  3. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #3

    Honestly? You have to evaluate what you are going to be doing with the machine. Many here have moved over to W7 completely, others have kept a backup OS around for 'just in case' reasons - still others have multiple versions of W7 for the same reason.

    Bottom line- can you afford to lost your data and / or deal with a buggered install and have to install from scratch and then install all your apps? If so, try the upgrade. If not, Shrink something and then install W7 onto that partition.
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  4. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #4

    yes as john has mentioned you have to know that at any moment if That this OS might not work anymore at any moment

    you should only try this on a test machine which you have a backup on...
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  5. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #5

    O Ok so there is a upgrade method, is it in the new version that was just leaked? I haven't had a chance to look at it. And my specs are below:
    Manufacturer:Hewlet Packard
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40 GHz
    Memory: 3071MB RAM
    Hard Drive: 600 GB
    Video Card:Ati Radeon 4860 (diamond)
    Monitor: (2) HP w2207 Wide LCD Monitor
    Sound Card:HD Audio
    Speakers/Headphones:Razer
    Keyboard:Apple keyboard
    Mouse:razer
    Mouse Surface:My desk
    Operating System:Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205)
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  6. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #6

    from a quick look you should have no problem with installing 7

    like i explained do you have any software you have that you cant install??
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  7. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ahhh i see the upgrade so it looks like I should be good. Unless something goes wrong during install....I'll post up my results tomorrow when i do this. Has anyone found any programs that simply don't work?
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  8. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Nope, everything has always installed perfectly on this machine.
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  9.    #9

    Enisity said:
    Video Card:Ati Radeon 4860 (diamond)
    What is a 4860? I know not of this model existing...
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  10. Posts : 3
    Win 7 (Build 7000) / XP64 (For if win 7 crashes for some reason)
       #10

    Well I installed win 7 on my 2nd hard drive and I'm using it as my main OS. it was a clean install and so far working perfect. Games, Coding, Music all work fine. I still have xp64 on my other hard drive, not going to delete that incase something bad does happen. Plus that one has everything installed on it and works fine and I don't need to use it's space so I might as well keep it for now.
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