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Windows 7: upgrade to windows 7

11 Sep 2009   #1

Windows Vista Business
upgrade to windows 7

Hi! I' m new here and i have a very important question.

I own an Acer Aspire 7720g and according to acer my laptop is not eligible for an upgrade to windows 7: Windows® 7 Upgrade Offer

So, can i upgrade to windows 7? Has anybody tried it?

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11 Sep 2009   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Found this review of it:

Notebookcheck: Short Review Acer Aspire 7720G Notebook

Looks like you could put 32 bit Win_7 on it.
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11 Sep 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hi constantine, and welcome to sevenforums,

the best way to find out is to actually try it.

download a free trial of the windows 7 enterprise version, and try out a dual-boot configuration - this way you can still keep your vista install if 7 has problems.

good luck, and have fun with your new os!
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11 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600)

Sure you can.

If I can, you can too. Check my laptop specs:

In fact, actually my HDD is only 40GB, and I have Win7 installed on my second partition (18GB only).
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11 Sep 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

jluisc - just because you've installed it on one laptop, it doesn't mean that someone else will be able to install it on something completely different! it depends on whether acer have drivers available.

@constantine - the acer upgrade offer is just a marketing thing - if you have one of the new models listed on that page, you are eligible for a free upgrade. it isn't a compatability list. so, try it and see!
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11 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 finally!

You can also run the Upgrade Advisor: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
it is not absolute, I had a case it said it was alright and I coudl never install Win 7 x64. But I think it will tell you in case you have a definite problem.
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11 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I would be very very surprised if you couldn't install some version/platform of Windows 7 on any computer within the last 3 years or newer.
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12 Sep 2009   #8

Windows Vista Business

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I would be very very surprised if you couldn't install some version/platform of Windows 7 on any computer within the last 3 years or newer.
I would be too but you never know what could possibly go wrong (especially with Microsoft). That eligibility list i showed you got me a bit worried but mickey megabyte is probably's just a marketing thing.

Thank you all for your responses! I' ll try the dual-boot configuration that mickey megabyte suggested and let you know.
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