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Windows 7 upgrade sucks RRS feed

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  • I updated from Windows Vista to Windows 7 and already have had to seek help on why Outlook will not start and now I find even more problems.  Apart from my printer (the driver for which I had to spend 2 hours finding), not one of my attached USB devices works, nor do any of my USB thumb drives.  I went through all the forums, deleted USB Universal Host Controllers, tried to update software drivers, did the Windows Update and all did not work.  "Welcome to your PC, simplified", my ***
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 10:37 PM

Answers

  • Windows does not SUCK!!

    Your experience is not unusual at all.  Anytime you "upgrade" from one version of Windows there is a high risk of problems due to incompatible software and drivers left behind from the previous system.

    The best route to take for any "upgrade" is to do a CLEAN install of the new system!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Proposed as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, May 4, 2011 5:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:22 AM
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 11:01 PM

  • Did you bother to download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisory tool on your machine before the upgrade? Most likely, the problem is not with Windows 7, but with the hardware you're trying to upgrade on. Just because it ran Vista well doesn't automatically mean that it'll run Win7 the same way.


    SC Tom

    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:22 AM
    Monday, May 2, 2011 1:19 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Besides software and drivers incompatibility, the issue also could be hardware incompatibility. Please confirm with your manufacture if the computer model is supported for Windows 7. If not, some hardware such as USB controllers won't work properly.

     

    Best Regards,

    Niki


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:22 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:03 AM

All replies

  • Windows does not SUCK!!

    Your experience is not unusual at all.  Anytime you "upgrade" from one version of Windows there is a high risk of problems due to incompatible software and drivers left behind from the previous system.

    The best route to take for any "upgrade" is to do a CLEAN install of the new system!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Proposed as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, May 4, 2011 5:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:22 AM
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 11:01 PM

  • Did you bother to download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisory tool on your machine before the upgrade? Most likely, the problem is not with Windows 7, but with the hardware you're trying to upgrade on. Just because it ran Vista well doesn't automatically mean that it'll run Win7 the same way.


    SC Tom

    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:22 AM
    Monday, May 2, 2011 1:19 AM
  • Windows dos not SUCK!!
    Your experience is not unusual at all. Anytime you "upgrade" from one version of Windows there is a high risk of problems due to incompatible software and drivers left behind from the previous system.
    The best route to take for any "upgrade" is to do a CLEAN install of the new system!Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Windows 7
    Monday, May 2, 2011 8:10 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Besides software and drivers incompatibility, the issue also could be hardware incompatibility. Please confirm with your manufacture if the computer model is supported for Windows 7. If not, some hardware such as USB controllers won't work properly.

     

    Best Regards,

    Niki


    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:22 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:03 AM