Upgrade windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Steven Tan, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Steven Tan

    Steven Tan Guest

    Hi,
    Im using windows XP with DELL Dimention 8300.Think of upgrade to windows 7.
    I use MS Upgrade Advisor to check on my system and reported that I have a
    driver problem.Now Im using NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X graphic.Anyone
    please assist to provide windows 7 compatible drible for this graphic.

    Thank you and Regards,
    Steven
     
    Steven Tan, Jun 17, 2010
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  2. Steven Tan

    Jerry Guest

    The only place to get an updated driver is from Dell or nVidia.
     
    Jerry, Jun 17, 2010
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  3. What are the specs on your desktop?

    Given what I see here:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/sm/specs.htm
    ... and just the picture that dells me the 'time frame' it falls in by
    design of the case...
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/en/om/M2972A02.pdf

    I would not recommend Windows 7 on that computer. Even if you have 4GB
    memory - I don't think you will like the performance in comparison to a good
    and clean Windows XP installation.

    Generally - unless you have Core2Duo, 2GB+ memory and 128+MB video memory
    (not shared) - I wouldn't suggest Windows 7 as an upgrade option on an older
    computer.

    Dell only provides drivers for that system for Windows XP:
    http://support.dell.com/support/dow...D=DIM_PNT_P4_8300&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

    nVidia only shows drivers for Windows XP and prior for that old of a
    chipset.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us
    (GeForce, GeForce 4 MX Series...)

    My suggestion is a resounding, "Do NOT upgrade to Windows 7 on that machine.
    Find some refurbished Core2Duo Intel system for a few hundred dollars that
    comes with Windows 7 Home Premium or something."
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 17, 2010
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  4. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 17, 2010
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