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Windows 7: Windows7 install compatibility issue

20 Nov 2009   #1
nanllyn

Win XP Home
 
 
Windows7 install compatibility issue

I have two computers that are running Win XP Home and one that is running Win Xp Media Center Edition. Will I have any problems upgrading the Win Xp Media Center Edition?
Currently I'm trying to upgrade the system with Win Xp Home. It has a Gigabyte AMD AM2 Socket (GA-M57 SLI-S4) motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+, 4 GB of ram and a Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS soundcard.
I ran the windows 7 upgrade adviser on the computer and then someone suggest I also run the vista upgrade adviser as well. On both it is telling me that there is a problem with "Windows Aero Support". I've seen lots of posts stating it will run on their video card but I have not seen anything on mine and need to know if I can upgrade to Win 7 Home Premium without a problem. My video card is a NVidia Geforce 7900 GTX. Does anyone know if that card will work with Win 7?
Then also it is telling me that my D-Link DWA-130 Wireless USB adapter is a problem. I went to their website and they have Vista drivers but not Win 7. Someone suggested not downloading the D-Link drivers but downloading the vista drivers and that it would work. I have little knowledge regarding Win 7 and therefore didn't know if this was good advice or bad advice on downloading the vista drivers. Is anyone here using this wireless adapter successfully with Win 7?
Last it mentions that it is not compatible with the Creative Game Port. I don't know if this is something that is downloaded with my Gigaabyte motherboard recovery disc. I don't think it was something I installed but not sure. AS far as I know it is not something I'm using so it doesn't matter if it isn't compatible (at least I think it's not). I didn't know if anyone knew about this.
I'm hoping anyone that has experience with any of this hardware will let me know if it is compatible with Win 7 before I upgrade it only to find it is compatible to upgrade.
Thanks for your time.
Nancy


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20 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nanllyn View Post
My video card is a NVidia Geforce 7900 GTX. Does anyone know if that card will work with Win 7?
Hi, Nancy. That upgrade thing makes video mistakes all the time. Your video card and motherboard, in this case, will run Windows 7 with Aero very well.

If the USB wireless adapter has Vista driver, then it will work on 7 as well. You may need our help here to get it to run, but it's no sweat.

Now about Creative. There is a hobbyist named Daniel K. that has made much better drivers for the card. Creative, in plain English, is horrible. With Daniel K.'s driver, you shouldn't have any problems running this card. The Creative game port is for pluggin in midi devices and/or gamepads for games. It is probably not needed by you, since the motherboard itself most likely also has this functionality. Anyway, Daniel K.'s driver should fix that too.
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20 Nov 2009   #3
nanllyn

Win XP Home
 
 

Thank you so much for your quick response. I'm so happy all will work. Where do I go to find Daniel K's drivers? I agree that Creative although makes good hardware, their drivers suck and have lots of compatibility issues.
Thanks again,
Nancy
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20 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Not sure about where to find the driver. I'm sure Google will be helpful.
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