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Are HP PC's having a problem with windows 7

by jrindt / March 31, 2010 3:15 AM PDT

I had windows 7 installed on my new HP and everything messed up! Someone told me that they needed to completely install windows 7 not just upgrade it and maybe that was the problem. Does anyone know anything about this?

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The fault is with the operating System, not the hardware.
by white-bread / March 31, 2010 3:23 PM PDT

Anything else ran on the same hardware would only have trouble with a small number of drivers.

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I wonder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2010 9:01 PM PDT

If they are confused about the 32 and 64 bit transitions I can see where they would write that. If we change the bit versions we can't upgrade but do what is essentially a fresh install.

Could that be it?

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What I found...
by Willy / April 1, 2010 1:33 AM PDT

Visit the HP support website and find your model#. It should advise if win7 capable and also the source for any win7 ready drivers for either 32/64-bit win7.

Win7 is best installed on a blank HD or partition, rather than an upgrade path over old OS, though it can work, you leave behind any quirks with the old OS. This is very important when going from XP to win7. Hot so bad when doing the Vista to win7 route. As always, back-up just in case.

tada -----Willy Happy

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