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Can be this computer upgraded with new video card and operating system

I want to upgrade the os to windows 7

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Yes but, will the processor and RAM support W7?

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more than satisfactorily, there are more common hardware drivers for XP than ME.

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SOURCE: IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6221NNG upgrade possiblity

I've just added an *nVidia GeForce 7950 GT 512 MB AGP 8x* to a ZPro 6221 running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit with no problems. Aero looks good.

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I have HP 7700 system,with Vista Operating System. It had issue which resulted to me formating it. Now I cant activate it even online. I keep reinstalling the Vista OS every 30 days. Pls how can I freeze...

Vista sucks anyway, and anything that can run Vista should be able to run Windows 7. This is a blessing in disguise. Buy Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade and install it.You legally qualify for the upgrade version if your computer came with Vista. You can use instructions here to make the upgrade version work on a clean disk:

Jan 27, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet


Windows Installation Disc VS Windows Upgrade Disc -NOT THE SAME-

Having Trouble Booting To Your Windows Upgrade Disc?

...Upgrade discs aren't bootable discs. To repair a windows installation, you must use either a system repair disc or, better yet, a windows installation disc (genuine Retail/OEM discs are pretty much your only option to completely reinstall your windows operating system, unless you own a previous full installation disc of a previously released Windows version (such as XP or Vista), in which case you could install that windows operating system and then upgrade to a newer windows OS like windows 7. however if you ever need to reinstall windows 7, you would either need to reinstall the older windows OS, then upgrade to the newer one.

If that isn't clear, I'll sum it up....

Let's say you bought a computer, that computer had windows xp home edition. Maybe you wanted to upgrade from Windows XP/Windows Vista or Windows 7?
Well in order to switch from Windows XP/Vista to Windows 7, (or even from Windows 7 home premium- to windows7 Pro or Ultimate), then you must either:
A) Buy an upgrade disc and upgrade to the newer desired version.
B) Or, Buy a Retail Copy of the version you want to install. (keep in mind that a retail Windows 7 disc can be used to perform an upgrade rather than to competely wipe the hard disc and perform a clean install (delete partitions, reformat, and perform a new windows installation), if you so choose.

The bottom line is, you cannot Install a fresh clean copy of windows using an upgrade disc. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Retail Windows Operation System Installation Setup Discs are "Bootable Discs". Windows Upgrade Discs are NOT bootable. (unless one where to "modify that particular disc, which is not legal).

on Jul 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet


IF you just installed a new video card is your computer slow

Yes more often then not anyone who has just got a new video card installed computer will slow down. The culprit is the 32 bit based operating system. The more grafix your computer manages the more ram it will consume.


on Apr 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My altec lansing bx1020 is not working after i upgraded my pc to windows 7.

The problem is not with your speakers.
When you upgrade to a new Operating System, sometimes your hardware is not recognized correctly by the new OS.
In your computer, the sound card is not installed correctly. Search for Windows 7 sound drivers for your sound card and install.
If you think the problem is with your speakers, you can check by connecting them to another computer or an audio device.

Sep 11, 2011 | Altec Lansing BX1020 Computer Speakers

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I have a Sony VCG-RB50 and judy upgraded to Window 7. The Windows 7 driver is a standard VGA so low resolution. How / where can I get a Windows 7 video driver for the integrated video card for the...

I suggest getting a new video card that matches the OS (operating system)
check the motherboard manufacturers site to see if you have updated mother board drivers. Most motherboard video card are set and not compatible with today's OS.

Sep 07, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB50 PC Desktop


Jumping on the Windows 7 band wagon (or not)...

With the recent release of Microsoft Windows 7, an obvious stir among PC users was created worldwide. A rush to get a copy of the highly anticipated release was seen in the PC marketplace in the latter months of 2009, with PC users signing up in droves to an advanced list even before Windows 7 was actually released. This excitement was "created" as with any good marketing scheme; planting the seed in the mind of PC users that this release would change their computing lives.

It is changing lives. My concern in this article, is whether it is for some for the worse. Let me explain. PC users who use notebook (laptop) machines are growing in numbers. When these users decide to upgrade, usually this involves buying a new unit outright. They can shop for the features they want, the price and of course the operating system. The notebook will be configured for them with the hardware and operating system working harmoniously. Little thought needs to go into whether their video, sound or peripherals will work and indeed if they have problems, they can return the entire item - in many cases complete with packaging.

Desktop PC users on the other hand, may not be so fortunate. The decision to upgrade operating systems should be for most an easy decision. Upgrading, even the word, sounds as though it should be a "good" thing. However, unless desktop users have made the decision to upgrade their hardware - that is get a brand new "box" with everything in it (similar to their laptop counterparts) - to go along with the very latest operating system, their upgrading experience can be fraught with complications, confusion, frustration and even outright disaster.

Desktop users (from my experience) seem to be more inclined to upgrade different parts of their PC in a piecemeal fashion. They may even watch for the latest processor, hard-drive or video card. I am sure that when they do so, they keep in mind the importance of choosing their upgrade within the parameters of the machine with which they are working. But when they upgrade to a new operating system, it seems they forget important hardware concerns that should be taken into consideration before OS implementation. Such as, "Will my _______ work or be supported in Windows 7?" (insert PC component of choice).

If a destop PC is even three years old (or older), many times the answer to this question will be "No" or in some cases "Yes, but with the loss of some functionality." In worst case scenarios, users have rendered their otherwise working PC into a rather large, desktop paperweight - with no function whatsoever, unless you find value in that "blue screen" for some asthetic purpose. The range of problems vary, but aspects common to the experience of recently "upgraded" Windows 7 users may include: peripherals not recognized or not working (especially printers), no sound, no video and a host of other problems that could have been avoided altogether.

As a PC user and computer enthusiast for many years, I used Windows 98se for as long as I could. Prior to that, I had Windows 95 which was problematic at best (in my opinion) and before that, good old DOS! In 19 years of PC use, I have burned through only 3 operating systems. I currently still use Windows XP Home (32 bit) to this very day. I will not be upgrading my operating system until such time as I am ready to make some wholesale hardware changes as well. When I do so, the hardware will be stamped "Manufacturered and Tested for (insert name of OS here)."

I hope your PC upgrading goes smoothly. It can, if you pay attention to the special relationship that must exist between your PC hardware and your operating system.

on Jan 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to uppdate from Windows Xp into Windows7 I

Well, it depends on your computer specification because every operating system has it own hardware requirements. Before upgrading to windows 7 make it sure your motherboard support the windows 7 operating system. In your case your motherboard supported by the windows 7 so when upgrading rather formatting your computer you must have the windows 7 installer. Then follow this video tutorial on how to setup your computer to windows 7. Before formatting you must have to back up all your data or files saved on your hard drive. Have a nice day

May 27, 2011 | Intel Motherboard

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Installing windows7 os

When you build a new computer you will need to install an operating system (OS) to it; alternatively, if you are upgrading an old computer you may want to install a new OS. Installing Windows 7 is easier than installing any previous Windows operating system and can be done with just one DVD. This process can take up to up to an hour or more depending on the specifications of your computer.


1. If you are upgrading and have a previous operating system installed, back up your important files to external media.
2. Turn your computer on and insert the Windows 7 disc.
3. Press any key when prompted to boot from the CD.
4. Click "Install Windows," "I accept the license terms" and then "Next."
5. Click "Custom." Select the empty partition you want to install Windows to. If you are upgrading, select your existing operating system, click "Format" and then click "OK." Then click "Next."
6. Follow the remaining onscreen settings to set your personal installation preferences. Click "Finish" at the end to finish the installation of Windows 7.
7. If you backed up files in step 1, copy them to the new folders such as "Documents," "Pictures" and "Movies" as appropriate.

Feb 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to change os


To change OS - Operating system, the easiest way if by upgrading your operating system from Windows XP to Vista or Windows 7 or others.

Here how it works. Open your computer and let it run your windows operating system until it finished loading the windows display. After, put the OS installer on your CDROM to upgrade it either to Vista or Windows 7 and it will run the upgrade process. Follow the procedure and it is easy to follow. It will reboot for 3 times and finish itself. And its done.

I hope it helps you.

Jan 13, 2011 | LG 22" FLATRON LCD Monitor

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When we try upgrading xp to windows 7 the upgrading failed because our cpu is old can i upgrade my xp to windows 7 using a old cpu or use a new cpu

NO you cannot, on that same computer, no matter what OS, because, you MUST change your central Processing Unit, CPU. To allow Windows 7 to work correctly.

Feb 07, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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