Will Windows 7 run on my PC?

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Hello,
Can anyone please tell me if I can upgrapde my operating system from windows XP Pro to Windows 7 ultimate. i mean will I have any issues doing it like PC crashing, system hanging, etc?
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Hello,

1) The Upgrade option is available in Windows 7 Setup for some computers

running Windows Vista, but it is not available for Windows XP. You have

to do a clean installation which is also known as "Custom" installation. This

type of installation doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings.

2) Click on the below link, download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

http://download.microsoft.com/...

It will scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known

compatibility issues. It will also gives you guidance on how to resolve

potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

3) Go to your manufacture website and make sure that Windows 7 drivers

are available.

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I have used windows 7 Upgrade Advisor as you suggested. It said that some Windows 7 applets I haven't heard of aren't going to run on my system. That is why I wanted ask if my computer won't have problems running windows 7 Ultimate 32 - Bit. Can anyone please reply.
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Hello,
Windows applets are the small programs like wordpad, notepad, calculator etc.
If you have passed the system requirements and devices then you can install the windows 7
Make sure that all the drivers are available for windows 7 before installing it.
Check "system requirement" section.
Example: the CPU requirements, RAM, HDD space etc.
Go to devices to check whether there are compatible with windows 7 or not.
You may find some difficulty in running some programs.
If you notice a green tick mark then it passed the minimum requirement.
If you notice a red cross mark then its not compatible with windows 7.
If you notice a "!" mark, then may be updates are available to make it compatible with Windows 7.
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Hello,
Your laptop meets the minimum requirements.
You can install the Windows 7 but make sure that your OS partition space is more than 16GB.
You have to do a custom installation. That's mean clean installation.
Your are having only 1GB of RAM. If you are planning to run any other application then you have
to increase the RAM to get best performance from windows 7
Your graphic adapter wont support windows aero feature in windows 7.
Make sure that all the drivers are available. That's because most of them ended having problem
with some drivers after successful installation of windows 7.
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I have a desktop computer. You said that the drivers should be available. What kind of drivers did you mean? I have backed up the drivers of my system using Double Drivers. Are you talking about these drivers?
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Hello,
I think since you are using windows xp drivers, you have backed up the drivers for windows xp.
If you try to install the windows xp drivers in windows 7 it gets failed because they are not compatible with windows 7. Sometimes windows 7 will install some drivers for you but incase if
there is any missing driver then you can't use the windows xp drivers. In rare cases the drivers that supports other OS works for windows 7 also.
Let me know your PC brand name and model number.
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My CPU is IBM. Where do I find the model number?
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Click on the below link and follow the instructions to find the model number.
https://www.ibm.com/support/home/entry/portal/docdisplay?brand=5000008&lndocid=MIGR-49QTT6
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In windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet is shown as compatible with Windows 7, so is Epson Stylus C58 series but Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL displays check Windows Update after installing Windows 7 to make sure that you have the latest driver for this device, otherwise it may not work. This is the same for Soundmax Integrated digital Audio. So should I download the drivers for only Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL and Soundmax Integrated Digital audio or for all devices displayed in Windows 7 Upgrade advisor or for all devices in Device Manager?
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Hello,
If you notice a "!" mark, then may be updates are available to make it compatible with Windows 7.
Look for those drivers in the IBM support side to make it compatible with windows 7.
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i've installed Windows 7 and it works fine. Only thing is that while it boot up, it didn't give an option for formatting C drive or any drive I selected. Can you please tell me why?
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Hello,
After selecting the custom option, it should ask you for the location where you want to install.
If you are sure that you failed to get that option then may be its modified one. Because of unattended \ Silent installation you failed to get that option.
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Yes. i had an unnattend file. It could be that. But I've burnt it so I can't do anything about it. At least will you please give me a tool that can manage the hard disk partitions on boot. So when I want to reinstall Windows I could boot up that tool and format and then install windows 7. But will I be able to boot up the Windows 7 cd and install properly if I use the tool? That is, if it's there?
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Please answer the above question.
Success is like a bottle of ketchup.
It does not come at once but pours out after trying hard with patience.
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Here is my answer. There is a program called darik's boot and Nuke. it can wipe any drive you want. Download link is here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/files/dban/dban-2.2.6/dban-2.2.6_i586.iso/download


Or you can download a whole package if tools, Ultimate Boot CD. It has many tools with Darik's boot and Nuke included. download link is here :
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

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