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Upgrading to windows 7 Advice


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Hi There

Not sure if this section is right but I am sure if it not it will be moved:

as the title suggests I want advice on upgrading to windows 7 if it can be done or not I have a couple of things I not sure about:

ok I did install and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor .. actual programs I am not too worried about as I already have windows 7 on another PC so I know and can manage with that.. it's more drivers and hardware that is my concern and whether it is capable to actually run Windows 7

first off I should say I am running: Windows XP (SP3) CPU: 2.7Ghz and 2GB of Ram (which the advisor says is ok)

I know i need to get a new wireless adapter ( fine with that)

it is i think it is the intergrated graphics driver that is the problem which is : VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP

now is there an workaround for this and can I do without it if not can I buy another graphics card which will remedy this issue I think by reading the report this is the make or break if am able to be upgrading this comp.

this is all in preperation for next year as microsoft is stopping support for windows xp

I am not sure whatelse to provide if anythings else is needed just ask


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Paul
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Are we talking about a laptop or a desktop here Paul and did the upgrade advisor say that there was a graphics issue?
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Hi
It is is desktop computer .. yeah it said my graphics adapter won't support aero and to upgrade if i want to experience all the benefits. i thought it would run without aero that is what i took from that and also xp does not have aero so nothing to lose

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Ok have a look at your motherboard and tell us what type of PCI sockets it has as shown in this picture.

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Hi


i have the PCI slot 1 and the PCI slot 2

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Paul
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You're a seriously hampered by the age of this box mate but after a quick look round I found this which should be ok.

http://www.ebuyer.co...mb-zt-60604-10l

The other members may think of something better though.
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Hi

Thanks for looking around I know sometimes progress is hard work :-)

I think I have an AGP slot i have no idea if this makes a difference I know nothing of how things wok under the hood so when u asked for PCI slots that is all I gave having no idea but searching around discovered this AGP can be for graphics cards also.

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So you have something like this then Paul?

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yeah that's it :-) AGP Slot
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Right then mate I will search for some AGP cards as they are better than PCI.

Give me a few minutes please.
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Ok mate have a look at this and see what you think.

It's not the dogs bollocks but neither is your system.

http://www.amazon.co...66035233&sr=1-8
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looks good .. so what is it that i need to look for when i am looking for one and would there be any cheaper i really just need one that would basically make windows 7 work if that is the cheapest then so be it.


also now i know that i can upgrade to windows 7 because of the graphics card that was the only thing holding it up where is and the cheapest place to get a hold of windows 7


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Paul
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Have a look at this Paul.

Ignore the statement where it says "For System Builders Only" as that is irrelevant as you are the system builder.

This is termed as an Unbranded OEM.

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B004Q0PT3I
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thanks wolfey :-)

you have been a tremendous help .. so it ok to buy the oem version cool :-)


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Paul
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Yes mate. :thumbsup:
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