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Windows 7: Is my HP Pavillion too dated to upgrade to win7

27 Jul 2016   #1
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Currently Vista32bit Home Premium/win7hopeful
Is my HP Pavillion too dated to upgrade to win7

I recently purchased a new HDD, a WD EZEX Sata3 to install in my HP Pavillion m9162 but drivers are dated around 2006 and it's got Core 2 Quad CPU with Vista32bit Home Premium. Will it support this HDD? Or should I try installing Win 7 onto my current drive or should I get an alternative HDD?

Can it be achieved? When I tried to load my copy of Windows 7 with sp1 OEM onto the WD it gave me the following msg: Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computers hardware.

I've gotten overly confused with various solutions to get Win7 to load and in the end have held off doing anything until I'm absolutely certain. My current HDD is RAID Seagate Barracuda with Sata RAID Controller and has been frequently showing blue/black screens leading me to believe it's struggling.

Any advice in clear easy to understand older laywoman's language welcomed heartily. I mostly use my Tosh lappie but would like to keep this desktop running if I can.

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