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Switching from windows XP to Windows 7


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Hi. I am going to switch from XP to W7. I just downloaded and ran Windows upgrade advisor and i have one compatibility issue.
NVIDIA nForce system management controller. The advisor says 'Status'- Unknown. Details - We don't have compatibility information about this device.
I am running AMD Phenom 9950 quad core 2.66 GHz.
AMD Radeon R6870 1Gig vid card.
4 Gig RAM.
In device manager the only thing that has Nvidia to it's name is 'Network adaptors'/'NVIDIA nForce Networking controller'.
Would this make the switch a problem? Thanks.
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I can't see that being a problem Sking0 and you have some good specs there.

Which version of 7 are you going for?

Edited by Wolfeymole, 05 January 2013 - 07:37 AM.

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Hi. I was going to go for home premium but i am open to good advice. I was hoping to be able to run the 64 bit os.
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Well there's nothing wrong with Premium as a 64bit version but you'd have to do a clean install as moving from XP can't be done as an "upgrade" so to speak.
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Yes. I have an external hard drive and i have been looking at the process. Looks like it won't be quick 'n' easy (for me anyway) :confused:
Will order it now and thanks very much for you advice and help. By the way, is that NVIDIA nForce system management controller anything (or everything ) to do with the networking side of things, i.e internet connecting?
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Errr I'm unsure what the significance of the external HDD has to do with it Sking0, can you elaborate please mate.

Regarding the NVidia aspect once 7 is installed I'll more or less guarantee that it will install all applicable drivers for hardware that you have.
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I have tons of stuff to save so i will be needing the External hard drive!?
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I see and that's no bad thing as I have 3 external hard drives myself. :thumbsup:
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Thanks again for your help. :thumbsup:
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You're more than welcome Sking0, please let us know how you go on if you will. :thumbsup:
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