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I have vista ultimate x86
I downloaded windows 7 ultimate x86

If I use the upgrade option will all my drivers still work?
 
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I would not recommend doing this. Check your manu's website for drivers BEFORE you try to upgrade.
I would recommend a fresh install over a dirty one any day
 
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All your Drivers Should Work But I would Make a Backup of your current stuff, just in case.
 
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@joe, i installed vista on this machine a week ago. on a clean partition.
and i have heard that the upgrade option wont wipe me out.

hmm.
 
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I upgraded from Vista. Everything worked fine, I guess it just depends if the company has released Windows 7 support
 
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Sorry to barge in on your thread Sik but I had just a quick question.

I have a HP Tablet (tx2z), which has Vista on it. If I upgrade to Win7 will everything still work the same?
 
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When you go from Vista to 7 its just a OS upgrade Everything should work, I have yet seen issues on any of the machines iv put it on so far.

Now I did do a few XP to 7 upgrades and it has to be done via clean install.
 
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You guys are talking about 'messing things up'

Gambler specifically asked about drivers

So yes, your OS will work when he upgrades, but will his drivers be compatible? Not necessarily. I had to wait about 3 weeks for a touchpad driver to come out for my netbook
 
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You guys are talking about 'messing things up'

Gambler specifically asked about drivers

So yes, your OS will work when he upgrades, but will his drivers be compatible? Not necessarily. I had to wait about 3 weeks for a touchpad driver to come out for my netbook

Joe answered that with his first post bro.
Check your manu's website for drivers BEFORE you try to upgrade.

And M$ as came out with all teh manu's saying if you currently run vista you should be able to upgrade to 7 no later then 10-29. I got a nice letter from HP and Acer stating that in my email.
 
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JoeMal said:
I am Joe, bro

Your point is......

I was stating you already answered thus question. I meant to say you my bad, i was looking for the post to quote.
<_< <_<
 
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The drivers should work. I've not hear too much about x86 drivers having problems, it's only be the x64 drivers that have problems.

I'd also recommend a fresh install.
 
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I just upgraded to windows 7 and alot of the motherboard drivers didnt work but everything else seems to work except WoW :frown: it keeps crashing and freezing my computer
 
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