Upgrade advisor


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William Tucker

I have an XP machine that isn't being used by anyone. I ran the Windows 7
upgrade advisor and the only thing it said was that my video card wouldn't
support the aero visual effects. Can anyone tell me if it is still OK to
try an install? Since no one uses this machine it is basically just an
experiment (I got the three user pack of Win7 so the extra user is burning a
hole in my desire to fiddle with it.)
 
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Boscoe

William said:
I have an XP machine that isn't being used by anyone. I ran the Windows 7
upgrade advisor and the only thing it said was that my video card wouldn't
support the aero visual effects. Can anyone tell me if it is still OK to
try an install? Since no one uses this machine it is basically just an
experiment (I got the three user pack of Win7 so the extra user is burning a
hole in my desire to fiddle with it.)
It told me my GeForce card was incompatible so I downloaded the Windows
7 drivers just in case, but it wasn't needed and all works fine.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

I have an XP machine that isn't being used by anyone. I ran the Windows 7
upgrade advisor and the only thing it said was that my video card wouldn't
support the aero visual effects. Can anyone tell me if it is still OK to
try an install?

Sure.


Since no one uses this machine it is basically just an
experiment

Especially if it's just an experiment, why do you hesitate at
experimenting to find out?
 
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Allen

William said:
I have an XP machine that isn't being used by anyone. I ran the Windows 7
upgrade advisor and the only thing it said was that my video card wouldn't
support the aero visual effects. Can anyone tell me if it is still OK to
try an install? Since no one uses this machine it is basically just an
experiment (I got the three user pack of Win7 so the extra user is burning a
hole in my desire to fiddle with it.)
W7 Upgrade Advisor is a very strange program. After weeks of trying to
get it to run, it finally ran. After a few hours of searching, I found
the output.

First line--OK to run W7
Second line--Hard disc controller incompatible

Hardly sounded like a recipe for success. Since I had already bought the
$50 pre-release deal I decided to try to install it, after a thorough
backup. No problem at all with the HD controller. Lots of strange
quirks, though, makes me eager for SP1.
 
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William Tucker

Ken Blake said:
Especially if it's just an experiment, why do you hesitate at
experimenting to find out?
Eh, it's just a matter of whether I want to spend 2 to 6+ hours in front of
my computer, or painting the bedroom. I probably should paint the bedroom
first. :-<
 
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OldHobo

William said:
I have an XP machine that isn't being used by anyone. I ran the Windows 7
upgrade advisor and the only thing it said was that my video card wouldn't
support the aero visual effects. Can anyone tell me if it is still OK to
try an install? Since no one uses this machine it is basically just an
experiment (I got the three user pack of Win7 so the extra user is burning a
hole in my desire to fiddle with it.)
Sure, go ahead and install it. You don't have to have Aero capability to
run. I did a Win7 install on an old Asus A7V board with half a gig of
memory and an old AGP card. Install went fine and runs well except for
being really slow compared to what I'm used to. But, it was a worthwhile
experiment as well as a learning experience.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Eh, it's just a matter of whether I want to spend 2 to 6+ hours in front of
my computer, or painting the bedroom. I probably should paint the bedroom
first. :-<

OK that's fine, but the way I read your prior message, you *wanted* to
do the experiment.
 
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William Tucker

Ken Blake said:
OK that's fine, but the way I read your prior message, you *wanted* to
do the experiment.
Sometimes the wife's wants trump the I wants.
 
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undisclosed

William
It is still okay to install Windows 7 however you will not be able t
experience the benefits of Windows Areo. Also,
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located her
'Windows 7 Category' (http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5) . It is supported b
product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. Should yo
run into any further issues, you are welcome to seek assistance there a
well
Jessic
Microsoft Windows Client Tea
 
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chas2209

William,
It is still okay to install Windows 7 however you will not be able to
experience the benefits of Windows Areo. Also,
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here
'Windows 7 Category' (http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5) . It is supported by
product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. Should you
run into any further issues, you are welcome to seek assistance there as
well.
Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
I suppose that confirms my suspicion that Microsoft news groups are
moving to crappy web based forums

chas2209
 

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