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15 Mar 2011   #1
john001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
**windows 7**

I was wondering if i can upgrade my sony vaio vgn-nr160e to windows 7.
Please help me find out if its safe to do this. Thanks -john


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15 Mar 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Install and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
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15 Mar 2011   #3
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john001 View Post
I was wondering if i can upgrade my sony vaio vgn-nr160e to windows 7.
Please help me find out if its safe to do this. Thanks -john
run the windows 7 upgrade advisor to check your hardware compatibility ?

according to the Vaio website your laptop supports windows 7
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15 Mar 2011   #4
john001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok thanks it says 4 system requirements passed
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15 Mar 2011   #5
john001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what if it says ! 1G.B of ram and i need 2G.B for the 64bit, what will happen if i still get the 64bit?
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15 Mar 2011   #6
john001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john001 View Post
I was wondering if i can upgrade my sony vaio vgn-nr160e to windows 7.
Please help me find out if its safe to do this. Thanks -john
run the windows 7 upgrade advisor to check your hardware compatibility ?

according to the Vaio website your laptop supports windows 7
here's the report of my computer


Code:
 
Details

Custom installation required
 
You'll need to perform a custom installation of 32-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin. Go online to get important information about installing Windows 7 on a PC running Windows XP 
 

Outlook Express
 
This program is no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers. Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
 

More info from Sony Corporation
 
Sony Corporation has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC. Visit the Sony Corporation website
 

Windows Aero support
 
Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface. Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
 

CPU speed: 1.5 GHz
 
Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.

1.0 GB of RAM
 
Your PC meets the 1 GB minimum requirement. 

107.3 GB free space available on C:
 
Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 16 GB free space for 32-bit Windows 7. 
 
 
 
 
Devices
Status
Details

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel Corporation
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
Logitech
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel Corporation
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel Corporation
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7. Go online for more information
 

Realtek High Definition Audio
Realtek
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Texas Instruments Inc
 
Free update available
The manufacturer provides software to use this device on Windows 7. Get the software for free from the manufacturer's website
 
 
 
 
 
Programs
Status
Details

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
 
Not compatible
This version of the program will not work on Windows 7.

Foxit Reader
version 2.3.3309
Foxit Software
 
Update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program. Get an update to a compatible version
 

Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
 
Update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program. Get an update to a compatible version
 

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
version 2.0.5000.0
Microsoft Corporation
 

This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 

Microsoft .NET Framework (English) v1.0.3705
version 1.0.3705
Microsoft
 
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
version 8.0.59193
Microsoft Corporation
 
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
 
 
 
 
Information about upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7
System
Details

Custom installation required
 
You'll need to perform a custom installation of 64-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin. Go online to get important information about installing Windows 7 on a PC running Windows XP 
 

1.0 GB of RAM
 
Your PC needs at least 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit Windows 7 for optimal performance. Contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if an upgrade is available. 

Outlook Express
 
This program is no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers. Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
 

More info from Sony Corporation
 
Sony Corporation has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC. Visit the Sony Corporation website
 

Windows Aero support
 
Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface. Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
 

CPU speed: 1.5 GHz
 
Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.

107.3 GB free space available on C:
 
Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 20 GB free space for 64-bit Windows 7. 
 
 
 
 
Devices
Status
Details

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel Corporation
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
Logitech
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel Corporation
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel Corporation
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7. Go online for more information
 

Realtek High Definition Audio
Realtek
 
Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Texas Instruments Inc
 
Free update available
The manufacturer provides software to use this device on Windows 7. Get the software for free from the manufacturer's website
 
 
 
 
 
Programs
Status
Details

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
 
Not compatible
This version of the program will not work on Windows 7.

Foxit Reader
version 2.3.3309
Foxit Software
 
Update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program. Get an update to a compatible version
 

Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003
version 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Corporation
 
Update available
We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program. Get an update to a compatible version
 

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
version 2.0.5000.0
Microsoft Corporation
 

This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo. Learn more about the Compatible with Windows 7 logo
 

Microsoft .NET Framework (English) v1.0.3705
version 1.0.3705
Microsoft
 
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
version 8.0.59193
Microsoft Corporation
 
Compatible
This program is compatible with Windows 7.
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15 Mar 2011   #7
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

1GB of RAM is definitely doable for Windows 7, but it won't be useful if you work with a lot of open applications at once. Windows 7 runs much better on 1GB of RAM than Windows Vista ever did, but it is still a very low amount of memory for something you plan to multitask multiple applications at once with - the upgrade advisor isn't lying when it recommends you install Windows 7 on a machine with at least 2GB of RAM.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
john001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok so ill be fine upgrading to windows 7, but i will just have problems multitasking?
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15 Mar 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

If you google "sony vaio vgn-nr160e ram upgrade" you find that model takes up to 4gb of RAM, you can add a gig for around $20 and 2gb for $35.

There are two slots so you should look to see if only one is used, then buy a gig or two stick to add. Double and triple check the RAM specs by reading all the search results and comparing to your computer RAM specs from manufacturer.
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16 Mar 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello john001, welcome to Seven Forums!


There is no upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows, it will have to be a clean install and the best way forward, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, is to do a wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive, have a look at this information below.

All the installed programs/apps will have to be reinstalled so be sure to save the activation keys where applicable and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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