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Windows 7 Compatibility


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strykerofchaos

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My girlfriend has an old Acer Aspire 5520-5912. It came with Vista on it (gross!) and it is full of bloatware and I'm 90% sure the thing is just plain infected from top to bottom. (Can't even uninstall programs on it, it says it must wait til the current program is done changing/uninstalling...when I haven't told it to do anything yet)

What I want to know is how to check to see if it's Windows 7 compatible, and that it will run effectively on it. I'd use XP if I had an XP disc laying around but unfortunately I do not. She doesn't have her Vista discs or anything, so my only options are to either just wipe everything and go with Win7 or attempt (ouch) to clean it with things like Malwarebytes and whatever else I will need to clean it up (Yes, I know about the sticky thread for cleaning computers of virus/malware :D )

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

To see if your PC is ready for Windows 7, download the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It scans your PC for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. (If you’re already running Windows 7, you can add premium features online with a Windows 7 upgrade.)



alternately, if her computer didn't come with system recovery disks, it may have a recovery partition. usually you get to it by hitting f11 or some other key combo during boot up (there's usually a prompt to press something to get into recovery mode, or diagnostics or something like that)
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Thanks for the link, I'll take a look at it when I get home. Thought I'd just post it here while Im at work and had some spare time! :D
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