Solved - Vista to Win 7

skeezix

Member
I have an HP a6400f 32-bit computer with Windows 6 (Vista) SP2 installed. The system has a 2.2 GB processor and 3 GB of memory. What do I need to do to upgrade the system to Windows 7? The only Win 7 DVDs that I have are 64-bits and I would be surprised if those DVDs would work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6400f
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 19-Inch
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB
    Internet Speed
    Not connected

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
You have to do a clean install which means that you will lose all of your programs and files. Back up anything that you need to save first. You need to check with the manufacturer's website to see if there are any 7 drivers however in my experience many Vista drivers work on 7. You license needs to be commercial. If it came with another computer you won't be able to use it. Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

skeezix

Member
My OS is Vista Home Premium, so I suspect that is not a commercial license. If true, it means that the computer is at a dead end, and, if that's true, then I'll pull the internet plug and use the computer off-line only. Sound like a good plan?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6400f
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 19-Inch
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB
    Internet Speed
    Not connected

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
What matters is the 7 license.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
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