Dell Latitude d620 Operating System
Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:13 PM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:43 PM
This is the wrong forum -- this forum is for Applications, and Windows is not an application.
Anyways, if you want Windows 7 I'm afraid you'll have to buy a copy, complete with licence & product key. The trial version cannot simply be made into a full version by purchasing a key -- you have to uninstall it first, then install a full retail version which has it's own key.
However, there is the question of device drivers to consider, which must be obtained from Dell's website. Get them from anywhere else & they may not function properly since drivers are often made specially for the laptop maker.
Checking on the Dell website I see that the Latitude d620 has no Windows 7 support (ie no Windows 7 drivers).
The drivers they offer are only for Windows 2k, Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Many Vista drivers will work on Windows 7 but that's not guaranteed with all of them.
Your other option is to ring Dell and ask if you can buy a set of the original Recovery Discs, but they won't be able to offer you Windows 7 Recovery Discs for that model, if they can offer you any at all.
Dell's Support website for the USA is here: http://support.dell....s&~ck=mn&~ck=mn
If, however, you really want to stay with Windows 7 you'll have to buy a retail boxed copy, then take your chance with the driver situation, though it's fair to say Windows 7 contains many more drivers than earlier Windows versions so you may not have any driver availability problems at all.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 17 January 2011 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:02 PM
Oh, and sorry for posting in the wrong place...it was my first time :-)
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