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I have a compaq presario 7470 PC which currently has windows 98, Iwant to know how can i update it with windows 7 and how muche it'll cost?

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Generally the specs for Windows XP machines are good enough for upgrading to Windows 7 without too much cost.

But, Windows 98 was a bit further back in the history of Windows.

You can go to Microsoft.com and use an upgrade advisor to see if Windows 7 will work on your machine.

And, they'll tell you the cost.

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How do i install windows vista off of my compaq resario 1692 laptop that has windows 98


How do you install Windows 7 on your Compaq Presario 1692 Notebook PC, that currently has Windows 98 on it? (Win98SE?)

I would NOT.

Reasoning?

Primer:
Drivers are small pieces of software that allow the Operating System, to communicate with a device.

Windows 98, Windows XP, and Windows 7, are some examples of an O/S. (Operating System)

The optical drive (CD/DVD drive), audio, (Sound), graphics, and Ethernet, are some examples of a Device.

Let's go to HP Support, and look at the drivers available for the Compaq Presario 1692 Notebook PC, (HP bought out Compaq),

HP Support > Compaq Presario 1692 Notebook PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=95231&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

In the list click on the blue - Software and Driver Downloads.
(Don't believe we can use the Ampersand on here. That's why I used -
and )

Takes you to this page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=95231&

On this page you are asked to choose your Operating System.
In the rectangular box that has - Select - in it, go to the right of the box, and left-click on the blue down arrow.

In the drop down list you will see that Windows 7 is not listed.
This means there are no drivers for your laptop, and Windows 7.

There have been many people caitlynbrean, that have installed Windows 7 on their computer, only to find that it will not work.

Sorry it couldn't have been better news.

Regards,
joecoolvette







May 13, 2012 | Compaq Presario 1692 Notebook

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Jumping cursor on compaq presario laptop after upgrading from Vista to windows 7


LOL, see Windows 7 is not much better than Vista. The same group of knuckle heads wrote it. Have you ever noticed that not many corporations, school systems or government entities have migrated from Windows XP to Vista or Windows 7?

Windows 7 is missing a lot of drivers and that could be your problem. You can go to your manufacturers site and see if they have Windows 7 drivers for your Touchpad and Mouse.

Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Compaq Support" or "HP Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operatingsystem when requested. Download and install the drivers.

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Hi, I have a Compaq Presario 50000 PC Desktop and would like to replace the hard drive with one that will hold more and run Window's 7. What do I need to get and how much does it cost. the hard drive


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=96382&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=96382&objectID=c00009321
If this is the system you are talking about the issue is not about the hard drive ..the main problem with it is with the other components..It is a very old desktop ..and it ran windows 98 I think ..and it only has a 700 mhz cpu ..and a very small ram memory ..
On the memory it came with ..you can not run windows xp ..not talking about windows 7 or vista..
To run windows 7 or Vista in a computer ..the main concern is the cpu (processor ) it needs to be over 1G ..but to actually work it neds probably more..over 2 G ..and the minimum ram memory required is !G (1024 mb )Yours only have a 64 or something like that ..Even if it has more...by specs..it can never run 1G on it ..cause it uses an antic memory type ..
The hard disk itself would be enough ..I think it has 30 G or 40 G ..and to run one of these operation systems you only need about 15 G for a start ..
In short ..if you ever want to run at least windows xp on it ..you need a faster cpu (if you can get one in this socket ) and larger ram memory ..but in this conditions I think is not worth..probably would be best if you fins a second hand board and replace it ..and run something usable on it ..and use it just for small tasks like browsing the internet ..

Nov 17, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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1999 compaq desk top replaced windows 98 with bootlegged xp. want upgrad windows 7 but not enough juice


It is highly unlkely this old computer can run on Windows 7.
You can run a Windows 7 upgrade advisor tocheck if your computer is suitable for Windows 7.
Click on this link to download the check upgrade program :-http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en

Jul 13, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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My compac lap top has windows 7 install we keep getting messages to upgrade driver what does this mean?


Hi, Keeping Windows 7 updated, Microsoft has built a special alert program that not only alerts you about the current operating system's update but also other aspects of an OS such as drivers. As Windows 7 even works with windows Vista drivers, but it is recommended to upgrade all device drivers to get maximum from Windows 7. Best practice to get the update driver is from the manufacturer's website itself.
Cheers!

Mar 05, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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I can´t find a graphic driver for my compaq presario sr1610nx. I searched everywhere. I don´t know what else to do. My pc has a AMD Sempron processor. I have installed now windows 7. Please, help...


Windows 7 has an impressive driver database preloaded on it, but if it did not detect your video drivers, I recommend running a Microsoft Update. Make sure to include optional updates as this includes updates to hardware and non-Microsoft items which may need updating. It is important that you install everything that comes up, as updates prevent you from being at risk to potential threats on the internet and also ensures your PC is using the hardware to it's maximum ability with the most current drivers and software.
If this does not find your driver for you, you can go to the HP website, click on support and drivers, and then type in your model number and click Windows 7 when the OS choice comes up. This file they offer will automatically alert you when updates for your system are ready for Windows 7.

Good Luck,

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Adding ram do I need BIOS update see detailed question


I don't think that this will work! I think 512 is the maximum for it. May be it'll just improve speed a little but it's always risky to update BIOS on older PCs. And this 512 sticks will cost you a lot. I think you better think to buy a new PC. Good Luck!

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