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Windows 7: Upgrade from Vista

26 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7277
Upgrade from Vista

I have three machines in my house running Seven. However I will focus on two.

1.) MSI Mobo, AMD 4200+, 2GB RAM, etc. (Look in my stats for the desktop)

2.) HP 6735s, AMD Turion X2, 2.5GB RAM, 256MB Dedicated Radeon HD 3200.

The MSI ran Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. I had everything I wanted on there so I didn't want to do a clean install. Once the Seven upgrade finished, it was fantastic. The only program that I already had that didn't work was Daemon Tools. However AIM still worked, and you can't install AIM from Windows Seven.

Now on my laptop, it came with Vista, but I wanted Seven. So I did a clean install, because I didn't want all that HP garbage that comes with them. Now I have an issue with sleep. When my PC goes to sleep, and I wake it back up, it runs ok, but then when I go through certain tasks it hangs. Sometimes if I awake it with my wireless off, it won't come back on, it won't recognize plugged in add ons, and when I go file searching it hangs, like if indexing is messed up. I am considering, rolling back, getting Vista all the way to SP1, downloading AIM, and whatever else I need, and just upgrading it like I did my PC.

Also, the third PC which is a Dell does not perform as well as it should, but does fine in Vista.

I am not a Windows expert, but from deduction, I can conclude that Windows Seven stability is greatly enhanced when it is upgraded from Windows Vista.

Please no flaming.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2009   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

I personally have a problem with AIM 6. When I put my computer to sleep, or hibernate, once it shuts off, it immediatly turns back on. If I close the AIM6.EXE process, I don't have this problem anymore. I'm trying AIM Pro now... if you're intrested in the results let me know.
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31 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7

I use Pidgin. it is one of the best IM software I have ever seen. check it out!
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31 Jan 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello Lelouch,

Welcome to the Seven Forums. Enjoy your stay.

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31 Jan 2009   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

actually it was my network card.

open cmd in administrator and run 'powercfg /lastwake' and it tells you why the system last came out of a suspended mode.
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