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Help need information on an upgrade from Won XP to Win 7 Please

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     I'm sure you all  musta heard this a few hundred times and I'm so sorry but I would like to heard it from da horses mouth so to speak if you please.
     
     On my home computer I am running: A Pentium "4" 3.00 Ghz. with 1.49GB of Ram       On a  Windows XP  Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 2  system.
     I wish to purchase  the Win 7 edition below:
     

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (3-User)

     

     

    and upgrade my system,

     

    now my question is will I be able to install Win 7 to my system with the above purchase or do I have to purchase a different one? it has all that I need so I really won't need the pro or ultimate edtions  as I do not use my computer for business.

    Also if I have to do a clean install will I be able to with this software ?

     

     

    Thank you all for you time and understanding

     

    Respectfully

    Frank De Marco       cheech831@aol.com

    Monday, October 26, 2009 9:55 PM

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  •   
     I'm sure you all  musta heard this a few hundred times and I'm so sorry but I would like to heard it from da horses mouth so to speak if you please.
     
     On my home computer I am running: A Pentium "4" 3.00 Ghz. with 1.49GB of Ram       On a  Windows XP  Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 2  system.
     I wish to purchase  the Win 7 edition below:
     

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (3-User)

     

     

    and upgrade my system,

     

    now my question is will I be able to install Win 7 to my system with the above purchase or do I have to purchase a different one? it has all that I need so I really won't need the pro or ultimate edtions  as I do not use my computer for business.

    Also if I have to do a clean install will I be able to with this software ?

     

     

    Thank you all for you time and understanding

     

    Respectfully

    Frank De Marco       cheech831@aol.com

    Hi Frank

    Yes, you will be able to upgrade 3 computers with that Family Pack.

    Your XP computer will require a Custom (Clean) install. Here are some links that show the step by step upgrade process for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

    Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7

    Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:32 PM
    Moderator

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  • Run the upgrade advisor, and it will tell you if anything in your system is incompatible. In all likelihood, no - though you may run into trouble with the Aero interface.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx

    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:20 PM
  • HiSeth,
      Thank's for the reply send me your email  or an email address and I'll send you a copy of the upgrade advisor. or is there a way to insert it here?

    Thank's

    Frank
    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:31 PM
  •   
     I'm sure you all  musta heard this a few hundred times and I'm so sorry but I would like to heard it from da horses mouth so to speak if you please.
     
     On my home computer I am running: A Pentium "4" 3.00 Ghz. with 1.49GB of Ram       On a  Windows XP  Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 2  system.
     I wish to purchase  the Win 7 edition below:
     

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (3-User)

     

     

    and upgrade my system,

     

    now my question is will I be able to install Win 7 to my system with the above purchase or do I have to purchase a different one? it has all that I need so I really won't need the pro or ultimate edtions  as I do not use my computer for business.

    Also if I have to do a clean install will I be able to with this software ?

     

     

    Thank you all for you time and understanding

     

    Respectfully

    Frank De Marco       cheech831@aol.com

    Hi Frank

    Yes, you will be able to upgrade 3 computers with that Family Pack.

    Your XP computer will require a Custom (Clean) install. Here are some links that show the step by step upgrade process for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

    Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7

    Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for using Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:32 PM
    Moderator

  • Hi Seth,
    I figured it out.

    Frank

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report

    Computer Name: ZOOM-1
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional
    Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
    Model: VGC-RB40
    CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    System
    Details
    Custom installation required
    You'll need to perform a custom installation of 32-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin.
    Windows Aero support
    Your current graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero user interface. If you want to experience the benefits of Windows Aero, contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if an upgrade is available.
    Outlook Express
    This program is no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
    More info from Sony Corporation
    Sony Corporation has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.
    CPU speed: 3.0 GHz
    Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
    1.5 GB of RAM
    Your PC meets the 1 GB minimum requirement.
    164.4 GB free space available on C:
    Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 16 GB free space for 32-bit Windows 7.
    Devices
    Status
    Details
    Creative Game Port
    Creative
    Not compatible
    The driver installed for this device is not compatible with Windows 7.
    Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
    Agere
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Canon MP500 Series Printer
    Canon
    Check Windows Update
    Check Windows Update after installing Windows 7 to make sure you have the latest driver for this device, otherwise it may not work.
    Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM)
    Creative Technology, Ltd.
    Check Windows Update
    Check Windows Update after installing Windows 7 to make sure you have the latest driver for this device, otherwise it may not work.
    Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
    Intel Corporation
    Check Windows Update
    Check Windows Update after installing Windows 7 to make sure you have the latest driver for this device, otherwise it may not work.
    Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Intel
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    IEEE 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller Vendor
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Sony Memory Card Reader/Writer
    Sony Corporation
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    TEAC USB Floppy
    TEAC Corporation
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    USB Audio Device
    (Generic USB Audio)
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    USB Mass Storage Device
    Compatible USB storage device
    Compatible
    This device is compatible with Windows 7.
    Programs
    Status
    Details
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5
    version 5.5
    ArcSoft
    Known issues
    You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
    Click to DVD 2.4
    version 2.4
    Sony Corporation
    Known issues
    You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
    Diskeeper Professional Edition
    version 8.0.478
    Executive Software
    Known issues
    You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
    DVgate Plus
    Known issues
    You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
    PowerDVD
    Known issues
    You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
    VAIO Zone
    Known issues
    You may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
    Microsoft Silverlight
    version 3.0.40818.0
    Microsoft Corporation
    Compatible with Windows 7
    This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo.
    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    version 2.0.3001.0
    Microsoft Corporation
    Compatible with Windows 7
    This program has earned Microsoft's Compatible with Windows 7 logo.
    Adobe Reader 9.1
    version 9.1.0
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    FrostWire 4.18.3
    version 4.18.3.0
    FrostWire, LLC
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English)
    version 12.0.6425.1000
    Microsoft Corporation
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    Spybot - Search & Destroy
    version 1.6.2
    Safer Networking Limited
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    SpywareBlaster 4.2
    version 4.2.0
    Javacool Software LLC
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    Trojan Remover 6.8.1
    version 6.8.1
    Simply Super Software
    Compatible
    This program is compatible with Windows 7.
    Windows XP Mode is an optional feature available in Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate that has extra system requirements.
    Requirement
    Details
    Virtualization technology not supported
    Your PC does not support hardware assisted virtualization technology.
    1.5 GB of RAM
    Your PC memory doesn't meet the 2 GB requirement for running Windows XP Mode on 32-bit Windows 7. When running XP Mode, you might experience poor performance.
    Extra 15 GB of free space
    Your PC meets the minimum requirement of 15 GB extra space for installing and running Windows XP Mode.
    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:35 PM
  • Hi Ronnie,
    Thank you for your reply,

     Now I CAN do a clean install with this version software with no problems.



    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack (3-User)
    I just want to make sure I won't have to return it for another version. Thank you for your time Ronnie.

    Ciao
    Frank

    Monday, October 26, 2009 10:39 PM
  • Run Windows Update after installing Windows 7 so that some drivers will be upgraded.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 5:58 AM
    Moderator