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Windows 7: drivers included??

24 Dec 2009   #1
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 
drivers included??

Hi Noobie here,
I want to do a clean install from Vista home premium to 7 ultimate 32 bit.
If I boot from the CD is everything there I need to do the install into my HP laptop?
I tried an upgrade and it said it failed?? so I will attempt a clean install and then reload all my software/applications etc after.
any info appreciated,
regards
Razz.


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24 Dec 2009   #2
nickle

Windows 7
 
 

I would first run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor http://www.microsoft.com/windows/sea...ws_7_Downloads to see if their are any incompatibilities. If no incompatabilities you shold not have any problem with drivers. It's possible your upgrade failed because of an incompatibility.
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24 Dec 2009   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (link is given in above post)

Or fill in your system specs: https://www.sevenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra (So we can look up it for you)

And also did it just say upgrade is failed or anything else, like why it is failed?
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24 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razzputin View Post
Hi Noobie here,
I want to do a clean install from Vista home premium to 7 ultimate 32 bit.
If I boot from the CD is everything there I need to do the install into my HP laptop?
I tried an upgrade and it said it failed?? so I will attempt a clean install and then reload all my software/applications etc after.
any info appreciated,
regards
Razz.
This is going to be very easy Go to the microsoft site to download upgrade advisor. After using it for a few minutes, you will know about any incompatibilities or known problems based upon the specs and programs of your personal computer. Once and incompatibilities are straightned out. Go to the Microsoft site, again for Windows Easy Transfer. With this transfer it is very easy to transfer everything, except programs to an external source, flash drive, dvd, hard drive etc, for later transfer back to your new OS. To be safe, I would also make a back up of everything, if things can go wrong they always will. Now you are ready. Go to Bios, by tapping an f key (check your computer manual for which one. With Dell it is f12) repeatedly and quickly, before the splash screen comes up. Once in Bios just change boot order from hard drive to DVD/CD. You are now ready to go. Turn off your machine, put the DVD in the drive and boot up. You are now in the DVD, not your OS. Just follow the screens, but when asked for your key, just ignore the request. When you get to the screen that asks upgrade or custom or advanced, go advanced. click format and change any partition set up that you want. Now go back to the prior instructions and click on custom. Just follow the instrucions. When done, do not give your key. Try it, enjoy it and install your programs. Once you are happy with the setup give your key, it should be done within 30 days, but extensions are possible.

Windows 7 is great most drivers and everything else that you need will be included with the download, make sure you are on the net during the install, but have everything, but mouse, keyboard and monitor disconnected.

Now, just enjoy and OH yes, have a great holiday full of love and happiness. Take care and good luck
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24 Dec 2009   #5
gregrocker

 

The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, and will add drivers/updates during install if you select "connect to internet during install" and keep ethernet plugged. More will arrive afterwards via Windows Updates.

If any are drivers then missing in Device Manager, look on the Support Downloads page for your computer model, where there should also be any favorite apps. If you are using an upgrade kit, most come with a drivers/apps disk to choose from.

Boot from the Win7 DVD, select Custom install, then used Drive tools to delete, create new Partition(s) as you wish, then format before installing Win7 to first partition.
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24 Dec 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razzputin View Post
Hi Noobie here,
I want to do a clean install from Vista home premium to 7 ultimate 32 bit.
If I boot from the CD is everything there I need to do the install into my HP laptop?
I tried an upgrade and it said it failed?? so I will attempt a clean install and then reload all my software/applications etc after.
any info appreciated,
regards
Razz.
Are you using a Retail DVD, or an Upgrade Disc?

If its Upgrade, here's a tutorial for you to follow.:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Retail install Tutorial here:
Clean Install Windows 7
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25 Dec 2009   #7
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

Thanks for all the help. I seem to have done it. The only thing is I am unable to install an nvida/geforce driver. I have d/l them but it will not install , so I get a message saying the coprocessor update failed, no driver is installed?? i hate to ask for more help, but .....
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25 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

Check Windows Updates. What did the installer give for chipset?

Installer or Updates are normally current as MS paid manufacturers to build Win7 drivers, so they have them first.

Please fill out your System Specs so we can help you. Use link in bottom left of post.
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25 Dec 2009   #9
Razzputin

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

MS listed 15.35 nforce7 32 bit international whql
sp45872

neither with finish install or install correctly (code 28)
thanks for the interest.
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25 Dec 2009   #10
gregrocker

 

Need exact error message.

What drivers are actually missing in Device manager?

Are you using Driver tab on device to Search Automatically (online) for drivers?

The Support Downloads page for dv9700 shows an Intel chipset rather than nForce, so are you only referring to the video driver here?

If so, try the earlier version on the Downloads page here: HP Pavilion dv9700 Entertainment Notebook PC series- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

Get any other missing drivers/apps here too.
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