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Will my programs work on Windows 7?

When considering an upgrade to Windows 7, something that you will need to be concerned with is not only the drivers for your computer and peripherals, but whether that game you bought 2 years ago, or the anti-virus program you bought 2 months ago will work.

Many times the program will not work no matter what you do. It was just not made for Windows 7.

Microsoft does have a Compatibility Center to help aid in determining whether your current programs will work. You can find the site at Windows 7 Compatibilty Center. Of course this site cannot possibly tell you about every program on the market, but it is a big help.

Also, most software companies have support sites and contact information so you can ask the important questions before you upgrade and realize too late that your software is no longer functional.

Happy Upgrading!

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Acer aspire one aoa150-1283 up grade Win XP to windows 7


Win 7 will use more resources and make it slower. It is a nice netbook, but still a netbook. Plus you need to consider drivers for, LAN, sound, and video.

Try testing with Win 7 advisor,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

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kindly update the fujitsu scanner driver for your 5110 scanner to windows 7..

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I'm trying to upgrade from 64-bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7. When I run the installation disk, I'm getting the following error message, which appears to be contradictory in my opinion: ----------------------------- The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue. You can?t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 64-bit version of the installation disc, or go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings. 32-bit Windows cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 32-bit version of the Windows installation disc. --------------------- What am I doing wrong?


I have seen this type of problem before, the only real way around it is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 not to upgrade, you will receive a message that asks you if you want to keep the previous windows in a folder called old windows, from there you will be able to access all your old files and programs, be aware though some programs may not work on windows 7, and you may need to have updated drivers for the systems peripherals. So when you run the windows 7 disk choose clean install and go from there. i hope this helps

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Need the board model number not the chipset. Also run the upgrade advisor from here to see if your MoBo and peripherals a compatible with Win 7

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx

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