installing Windows 7

Posted on 2012-09-15
Last Modified: 2012-09-15
Hi Experts,

I have an HP laptop it's the model dv5-1002nr

Here are the official specs:

It's running Vista Home Premium 32-bit operating system.
It has 3GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive.
Processor:  AMD Turion X2 Dual-Caore Mobile RM-70 2.00 GHz

I was thinking of installing the full version of Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) to replace Vista.

Do you think that would be ok?
I want to do a full install not an upgrade.

Question by:maqskywalker
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    Accepted Solution

    I don't see why you couldn't do that.  All the drivers for Windows 7 64-bit is on HP's website.

    You can also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to make sure your system is fully compatible.

    Since you are doing a full installation instead of an upgrade, you shouldn't have any issues switching to 64-bit.  Also, I would update your BIOS before you install Windows 7, just to make sure you don't have any issues.
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    Assisted Solution

    As suggested above you can install Windows7.

    As per my experience Windows7 is faster than Vista.
    Furthermore Vista drivers can be used for windows7.

    You can use 'Windows easy transfer' to transfer your files and settings from vista to windows7
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    Assisted Solution

    I type too slow,  :)
    maqskywalker--Should be no problem

    But you might want to check here

    Note that some of your peripherals may not work, so check them too.

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