I have a Dimension E310 (DV051) with 1.5Gb memory. I have run MS Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser and it indicates a few potential issues. Does anyone here know whether this system can be upgraded to Win 7 Home Premium?
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Chances are if the MS Upgrade Advisor found issues with doing an upgrade then, you may not be able to upgrade.
Dell also does not have the Windows 7 drivers for this system.
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Dell does have Vista drivers though, which will usually (but not always) work in Windows 7. There may also be drivers from the various device manufacturers for a device on Windows 7. What "potential issues" were indicated?
Thanks for your suggestions and help.
Issues noted are:
AERO support will not work - that's OK since I doubt that I would use it any way
OUTLOOK EXPRESS - I don't use it any more
Printer support for HP 940c and 970cse -
MS. NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 - not sure if I use this or not
Acronis True Image ver 11 - backup program, WIN 7 has good backup program so don't need
HP Image Zone 4.7 - known issues - may experience problems
INTEL PRO SET for wired connections ver 9.20 - not sure whether I need this, I do use ethernet for home network
Forgot the most important one
INTEL 82915G/GV/910GL Express chipset family - compatability not known - I know I need this
You should note that you cannot do an upgrade from XP to W7. You will need to do a clean install of Windows 7.
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Good call. For some reason, I assumed he was upgrading from Vista, but looking back, indeed he has made no mention of which OS he has currently, other than the fact that he has Outlook Express would mean he has XP.
That said, the only thing that changes about what I said in my last post if upgrading from XP is that you don't have to "uninstall" the incompatible software before upgrading, as you will be doing a "clean" install and starting from scratch anyway. Boot to the Windows 7 media, and away you go :)
You are absolutely right that I currently use XP. I knew that a clean install was needed. I appreciate your help and direction. Sounds like the best thing to do. THANKS