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Upgrading to Windows 7


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#1 daic

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:13 AM

Greetings,

Question:
Will a HP Pavilion a1600n work well with Windows 7 (64-bit)?

Extra:
I do believe Windows 7 (32-Bit) will work just fine.
I am mainly upgrading so I may utilize DirectX 11 software.
If keeping at 4.0 GB Ram (for the time) is 64-Bit worth the buy?

Usage:
Gaming, along with basic needs.

Computer:
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP 3
Hp Pavilion a1600n - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.00 GHz
4.0 GB Ram Installed
ATI Radeon HD 4890 1gb Ram GDDR5 PCI-E

Any thoughts?

~thanks
-daic

Edit:
((P.S. I have used the 'Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor', all tests pass fine))

Edit2:
Correction pointed out by noknojon

Edited by daic, 02 November 2011 - 04:35 AM.

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#2 noknojon

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:16 AM

Will a HP Pavilion a1600n work well with Windows Vista 7 (64-bit)?

Hi daic -
A quick question first. You state Windows Vista 7 , I must assume that you meant to write Windows 7.
There is no Vista 7 program, so it may just be a mistype by you. :wink:
For a quick answer, if you follow the install directions, then YES is the answer to installing Win7 64bit on 4 GB Ram.
""Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP 3""
You do not note the OS that you are upgrading from, XP SP3, or Vista SP2, or I could have left an install link for you.
EDIT - My bad for not fully reading the post you left, so I will look for a good guide for you -

Regards -

Edited by noknojon, 02 November 2011 - 04:21 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:29 AM

Hi Again -
This Microsoft link is good to follow when upgrading from XP, and it also has information on 64bit or 32bit versions.

Regards -

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:35 AM

Yes, I did mean Windows 7, I will correct that.

I am able to install Windows (regarding which version) without a guide to follow. :wink: (although I do appreciate the offer)

My main concern is if the HP Pavilion a1600n system will work just fine with Windows 7 64-Bit.
(Disregarding any programs I may have, since not all programs are currently compatible with Windows 7 (at the moment))

As I previously stated, I am looking to utilize the DirectX 11 software, since it does offer better game graphics.

I assume that everything will work out just fine, I was just looking for a second opinion, just in-case I may have over-looked something.

~Thanks for the reply
-daic

Edit:
I should have mentioned that I will be installing Windows 7 on a separate partition. I meant upgrade as to show that my system is primarily XP bases. (Sorry for the confusion.)

Edited by daic, 02 November 2011 - 04:38 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:43 AM

Hi -

There is a sub section in the link that I left under "32bit or 64bit versions" .
This may help to guide your final decision, although my 4G Toshiba laptop (32bit) runs DirectX 11 quite well.

Many people thought 64bit was better to start with, but I have found this also related to installed memory (4G is enough either way).

Regards -
""I should have mentioned that I will be installing Windows 7 on a separate partition.""?? Why -

Edited by noknojon, 02 November 2011 - 04:45 AM.


#6 daic

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:46 AM

So then, in your opinion, Windows 7 64-bit OS is more if you plan to upgrade to more then 4GB of ram?
(And of course if you plan on running multiple programs, with some more ease then the 32-bit.)
~daic

Add:
Just so you know its not an upgrade from XP, but a new install of Windows 7.

Edited by daic, 02 November 2011 - 05:02 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:07 AM

Sorry, not exactly what I meant, from the post.
It was more as to Why are you installing Windows 7 on a separate partition, rather than just a full upgrade/ fresh install ?

From what I read ( I may be corrected by someone else), DirectX 11 is not available for XP, only DirectX 10.
If this is true (as I read it), you will only be using DirectX 10 on your XP, and you can have that now - -

Is this also making sense to you, as you read it, or have I missed something else you are looking at ??

All other specs on your system seem OK to fully upgrade and make full use of Win7 and DX 11 --

Edited by noknojon, 02 November 2011 - 05:08 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:15 AM

On a second partition just to have use of XP (for the time being) just in case I may need it at a later date.

You are correct, as far as I have read as well, DirectX 11 isn't usable on XP, only on Vista/7.

It seems that all my query's are answered.
Seems I will stick to the Window 7 32-Bit and worry about a 64-Bit when I am able to upgrade to a new computer.

I was not intending to waste any persons time, just to make sure I wasn't over looking anything as far as usage of Windows 7 on my
HP Pavilion a1600n.

~daic

P.S.
Everything makes perfect sense, and I do appreciate the time you have spent.

Edited by daic, 02 November 2011 - 05:17 AM.

            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:43 AM

No Problem -
I like researching these questions, plus it adds to my information pool.

I just hope that you have some ideas and can now procede -

Personally, I find no problem with installing Win 7 on your current system if you plan to keep it for some time.
If you plan to purchase a new computer from now on, it will 99% be installed with Windows 7 now, or soon even Windows 8 -

Regards -- --

#10 daic

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:59 AM

Looks like all questions are answered, and using 64-Bit to 32-Bit Windows 7 isn't much difference with only having 4Gb Ram.

~Thanks again for your time, noknojon.

-daic

            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5




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