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Windows 7: Upgrading laptop XP pro to WIn 7.Suggestion Needed

12 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You are fine. I think you may not find win7 drivers for your video and audio cards but you can install older drivers in compatibility mode as pointed out earlier.

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12 Mar 2011   #12
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I would save a free Macrium Reflect or Paragon 11 backup image of XP so you can easily reimage it if you don't like Win7's performance. Wait for 30 days to activate so you can test it then easily move it to another computer without problems.

The Atheros wireless driver is likely in installer along with most all others, however put the Win7 or Vista driver for that model adpater on stick or CD so you can get online quickly to update drivers given by installer via optional Windows Updates.

Here are tips for getting a purrfect clean install - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7

Note that if you wipe the HD and are using an Upgrade version of Win7 (as you're entitled to do with XP), you'll need to leave the Product key box blank during install, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround given here to activate Upgrade version on cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Thank you everybody
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 Upgrading laptop XP pro to WIn 7.Suggestion Needed

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