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I have Vista OS on my laptop & have never been able to get automatic updates to work. I have had nothing but problems with this OS & want to instal Win 7 but I am told I can't do that until I see if my computer is compatible with Win 7. I can't check compatibility until I instal updates which I can"t do. When I try to install Win 7 it says I am missing DU.DLL & Winsetup.dll are missing. Can you help?

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Don't worry about "compatibility" issues. You can pretty much force Win 7 onto just about any laptop.

What you need to do is backup your files (that is if you have any you want saved)

You need to do a CLEAN install, not the UPGRADE when you boot from the Windows 7 cd.

Delete ALL of the partitions...then hit NEXT.

When it's done installing, run the updates and if you're missing any drivers after the updates post back the model of your laptop / desktop and we'll help you patch the missing ones.

Best of luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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If you are running Windows Vista, then windows 7 is guaranteed to work. Most vista drivers are compatible with windows 7. If you you need help during windows 7 installation and to check up hardware compatibilty list then check this out : How to install Windows 7

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