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Windows 7: HP windows 7 upgrade program

05 Nov 2009   #21
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 

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Haven't done it yet, cause I'm still trying to figure out how to keep Windows Mail.
Just switch to using Windows Live Mail. It runs circles around Windows Mail, and has even gotten me to switch from using Outlook for my personal e-mail.
I still haven't upgraded the hp pavillion due to lack of time. I am still hesitant about WLM because I am not a fan of Hotmail. I've used Outlook 2000 for many years and was quite happy with it.

I haven't had any problems using WM but I see a lot of people have problems with WLM.


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05 Nov 2009   #22
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows Live Mail has absolutely nothing to do with Hotmail, unless you set it up to use a hotmail address. I don't have any Microsoft sponsored e-mail accounts, and I use Windows Live Mail.
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06 Nov 2009   #23
jimmy1one

64 bit windows vista
 
 

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You guys are making things more complicated than necessary. A Custom Install will erase the data from the HDD. That's as Clean as it gets.
I think you are misunderstanding slightly what I want to do, and I believe ssujee has the same intention.

We cannot do a Custom Install from the HP upgrade kit, as we do not yet have the HP upgrade kit.

We want to install Windows 7 RTM now, and use it under the 120 day trial mode. Only when our HP upgrade kit finally arrives will we be able to insert the Windows 7 key -- assuming that works, which is our question.
WOW that's a good question, short answer I would not do it. The license from HP for Windows 7 is an upgrade license I'm sure about that. Now back to the Clean Install, remember I'm just a windows user I'd rate my level of expertise as moderate. If you want to keep your HP software intact doing a clean install is a bridge too far unless you are beyond my level of expertise. I'm just being honest, my system is up and running and I just don't see how it could be more stable. It just flat out rocks and has been rock steady. I have the system tricked out from the performance tweaks here on the forum and a 16G flash drive dedicated to Ready Boost, my cache is on a 2nd HDD and I have 8G of ram.

Here is the thing the install of the upgrade is different from any upgrade I've ever been involved in. After you get everything done you will see what I mean. I have a fast broadband connection and the updates from Windows and HP took 4 hours. The download speeds were 1.5 to 2MB/sec Today I had another 2.5G of updates from the HP support center that the HP Updater did not pick up on it own. I can not tell you what to do but I would not fool around with anything outside my comfort zone.
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06 Nov 2009   #24
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimmy1one View Post
I have the system tricked out from the performance tweaks here on the forum and a 16G flash drive dedicated to Ready Boost, my cache is on a 2nd HDD and I have 8G of ram.
Since you have more than 4gb's of regular RAM, then you're not really going to see any performance boost from Ready Boost, you might want to use that 16gb's for something else.
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06 Nov 2009   #25
hp8qer

 

Ok, I know this thread has been ongoing for long, and that windows 7 is supposed to be able to run on practically any pc. But i wanted to know whether this laptop I ordered would run perfectly smoothly with no problems, and if any what I should upgrade. Or what software would be handy to download. Its an HP HDX16, P8700 2.53Ghz 3MB Cache, 4Gb ram, Vista home premium (with the upgrade), 320gb HHD 7200rpm, HD screen, Blu ray drive, 12 and 6 cell battery, T.V tuner and backlit keyboard. O, and a GeForce 9600GT M graphics card. I think it should be adequate, but your opinions would be nice, anything better I could get? Thanks
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06 Nov 2009   #26
keeners

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Windows Live Mail has absolutely nothing to do with Hotmail, unless you set it up to use a hotmail address. I don't have any Microsoft sponsored e-mail accounts, and I use Windows Live Mail.
Thanks for your input Deacon.
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06 Nov 2009   #27
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're living the high edge of the notebook market, you'll do just fine, hp7Windows.
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06 Nov 2009   #28
ThumperSD

Windows 7
 
 

Win7 will work fine on your laptop. I suggest a clean install. Here are the instructions:
1. Pop in the HP Win7 Upgrade Advisor and follow instructions
It will direct you to use the Win7 upgrade assistant which may ask you to uninstall some programs before upgrading to Win7. It will also ask you to upgrade your Windows Vista. You will also be directed to back up all of your data. There is 1 more step HP advisor asks you to do, i forgot what it was.
2. Pop in the Win7 disk, restart, and boot from the disk.
Here you will be asked if you want to do an upgrade or a custom install. If you want to do a clean install, then select custom.
3. Wait while it is installing Win7
This should take anywhere from 30 min to many hours(especially if you do an upgrade). More reasons to do the clean install.
4. After installation is complete and you go back go to the desktop, pop in the HP Upgrade Advisor disk again and complete the installation

Viola.. you are done
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06 Nov 2009   #29
hp8qer

 

Nice, thanks, that doesnt sound too complicated. I take it the hp advisor installs all the programs for me? So then I wont need to reinstall vista before windows 7, or still yes?
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07 Nov 2009   #30
gregrocker

 

The trick will be to get the clean Win7 Upgrade on there without having to use the disk larded with their bloatware.

Especially since the bloatware disk contains some needed apps like (perhaps) Works, although Adobe reader/flash and Java runtime can be gotten from their websites.

You are compromising a flawless featherlight OS by loading ANY bloatware. Use a lightweight free AV like Avast and the Windows Defender which is already turned on at startup. The Windows firewall is optimized for no-impact performance.

All of the drivers are in the Win7 installer, newer will follow in first Windows Updates. Rare ones can be googled along with any needed software for webcams, printer, etc.
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