Upgrade windows 7

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

  1. Steven Tan

    Steven Tan Guest

    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 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:
    ... and just the picture that dells me the 'time frame' it falls in by
    design of the case...

    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

    Dell only provides drivers for that system for Windows XP:

    nVidia only shows drivers for Windows XP and prior for that old of a
    (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
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 17, 2010
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