Upgrading from Vista to Win7 on HP Pavillion

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Dick, Dec 28, 2009.

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    Dick Guest

    Is it possible to do a clean instsll with an
    upgrade DVD provided by HP?

    Dick, Dec 28, 2009
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    R. C. White Guest

    HI, Dick.

    I don't know how Hewlett-Packard may have modified the pattern, but any
    retail Win7 upgrade disk straight from Microsoft will let you do either an
    upgrade (with a qualifying Windows already installed on the computer) or a
    clean install.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    R. C. White, Dec 28, 2009
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    Augustus Guest

    Augustus, Dec 28, 2009
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    Canuck57 Guest

    Yes. And although HP recommends upgrading I like clean installs.

    Before you start I recommend visiting the HP web site and downloading
    all Win 7 drivers for your system, then burn it to a CD or DVD.

    If you are just test driving, do like I did. Remove the hard drive and
    put a new one in. Then install the Vista onto a new drive using the
    recovery CDs. Patch up. Then upgrade.

    Then add in the drivers from HP.

    Then test drive. If you like Win 7, then add the old drive back in as a
    second disk. If you don't like, put the original disk back in as
    primary and the second new disk as secondary for a two disk system.

    Me, I reverted back to Vista. Didn't see that Win 7 offered anything of
    benefit, looked like Vista regurgitated with more menu changes. Didn't
    run any faster, in fact my benchmarks inicated zero differnece.

    But then I hit the display driver issue where some gadget bugs would
    mess up and figured Win 7 is the same as Vista so I reverted to Vista
    knowing re-adding all the apps and customization wasn't worth my time.
    Canuck57, Dec 28, 2009
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    Canuck57 Guest

    The world according to Frank the Rat, Facist OS Pundit.

    They changed the scaling and it was screwed up. Big step backwards.
    And no driver updates for the buggyness. Why should I be a Micro$oft
    beta tester? While I was currious of Win 7, doesn't mean I have to run
    it does it? You are going to run after me and bite me? LOL!

    In any case, Win 7 is Vista. Not enought difference or improvements to
    make it any better (or worse) really. Just another version of hype for
    M$ $$. Just wanted to test it to see if I should keep the MSFT, decided
    to sell for a nice profit.

    Still, I would rather have a 64 bit version of XP with the appropriate
    and up to date drivers.
    Canuck57, Dec 28, 2009
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    Dick Guest

    Thanks, RC. Reminds me I gotta call and
    make an appointment with our CPA. Just about
    tax time.

    Norm (my real name)
    Dick, Dec 28, 2009
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    Dick Guest

    Dick, Dec 28, 2009
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    Canuck57 Guest

    Keeping OS facists like you honest.
    Canuck57, Dec 29, 2009
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    Dick Guest

    Many thanks for your input. You have
    answered questions that I was yet to ask.
    Never would have thought about dealing with
    the drivers that way.

    I've been lurking here for quite some time
    hoping to learn what Vista users thot about
    Win 7. Your input was/is priceless for me.
    Thanks again.
    Dick, Dec 29, 2009
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    Canuck57 Guest

    Look it up pet rodent.
    Canuck57, Dec 29, 2009
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