XP to Win 7 32 bit

I have a desktop PC running XP. I am wanting to format the hard drive and then Install a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Will I have any problem with the drivers for the motherboard. If so, what is the easiest way to fix it?
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Depends your make and model. Advise, download all Windows 7 drivers in advance and store them on a USB stick. Then you should be fine.
R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
I would check the manufacturers website to see if it has windows 7 drivers available that way you can be sure that you can install windows 7.
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Why 32bit?
If your hardware does not support 64bit then it really is time to renew it.
32 bit is fine.  Follow advice about drivers and the upgrade advisor. It'll come out okay.  :-)
bbbb2Author Commented:
IT is a custom build. I copied system info to a flash drive. RAM is 2gb ddr2 PC2-5300. I just wanted to know if it was going to a problem installing win 7 and getting drivers for windows 7 or if I even needed them. I have other PC's to use if I need to get drivers.
bbbb2Author Commented:
Patricks1392...why in advance. I might not need to do all that. Plus I want to know what drivers I need to download instead of downloading all of them if I do not need but 2 drivers.
bbbb2Author Commented:
OK I will do the upgrade advisor to see if this PC is capable running Win 7. I have to go do a job. I will let you know if any issues when I get back to that PC .
 Thanks everyone
Your PC is Windows 7 capable!

Get the needed drivers; install Windows 7, and enjoy it.  :-)
bbbb2Author Commented:
The mobi is ASRock  and the rest in here......Where do I find Win 7 drivers for this?

System Vendor
Serial Number      

BIOS Information
Vendor      American Megatrends Inc.
Version      P1.20
Board Product ID      ConRoe1333-D667

Processor Information
Summary      1 Physical Processors / 1 Cores / 2 Logical Processors / 64 bits
Name      Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz
Vendor      GenuineIntel
Original System Clock      200 MHz

Storage Device Information
Disk 0      250.0 GB      MAXTOR STM3250310AS      Maxtor
Disk 1      8118.0 MB      PNY USB 2.0 FD USB Device      PNY
DVD Writer 0             TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182D (TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182D)      Toshiba

Logical Disk Information
A:\      Removable Disk
C:\      Local Disk      Size: 232.8 (GB)      Free: 181.7 (GB)
D:\      DVD
E:\ (USB20FD)      Removable Disk      Size: 7732 (MB)      Free: 7173 (MB)

Memory Information
Slot 1      DDR2 (PC2-5300)      1024 MBytes       
Slot 2      DDR2 (PC2-5300)      1024 MBytes       

Display Adapter Information

Sound Adapter Information
Realtek High Definition Audio      Realtek

Network Adapter Information
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC      WIRED      Connected [100 Mbps]
Linksys AE1000             Connected

Operating System
Type      Windows XP Personal Service Pack 3

bbbb2Author Commented:
realtek website has all the audio, eithernet, and audio driver. But what about the motherboard driver? Am I asking a stupid question and don't need then. But when I do an install for the first time after I install windows(any version) I then install the chipset drivers FRIST, then the others.
Please inform me,
It all depends. ASRock could have a newer driver than the one included with W7 (if it even has the correct one, otherwise it will install a generic driver). You will have to check ASRock for you motherboard model number.
And yes, the chipset driver goes on first.

btw, I have W7 running quite happily on a system that uses DDR memory.  ; )
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Windows 7 will install easily on that motherboard ... in fact, it's VERY likely it will "know" about all the hardware.

Install it;  run Windows Update a few times until there are no further updates -- THEN look in Device Manager and see if there are any remaining "unknowns" ... chances are pretty good there won't be any.

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bbbb2Author Commented:
Garycase was 100% correct. I didn't need any drivers. I wish he would have told me this before I spent an hour downloading driver to a flash drive that I didn't need to use. :-)
Good call Gary
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