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Upgrade to Windows 7, motherboard not listed?

By ACE99
Jan 30, 2010
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  1. I am thinking of upgrading my computer to windows 7 from XP and i have downloaded the windows 7 compatibility tool which says my computer is capable of running windows 7. However on my motherboard's website it does not list driver for windows 7. Would my old drivers work? or do i have to wait for them to release windows 7 drivers?

    Computer specs:
    Motherboard http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=mBDSvKdwaNonTlOn
    CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3GHz Socket AM2 2MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    Graphics card http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88320gtsoc2e.aspx
    2x1GB RAM (I will upgrade to 4GB when i go to windows7)

    Thanks for your help
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,336   +49

    As a general case, I believe Vista drives will work OK. Your motherboard certainly has those drivers available for 32- or 64- bit. You have that choice. 64-bit is the future, but a lot of old peripherals lack drivers and 32-bit software may or may not work well on a 64-bit OS.
  3. ACE99

    ACE99 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Ok thanks for your help. I was going to go with the Windows 7 (x64) anyway as you say it is the future and all my hardware is compatible with (x64) OS.
  4. JessicaD

    JessicaD Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    ACE99,

    Are drivers for Windows Vista available for your motherboard? If so, you may want to install the drivers for Windows Vista until drivers for Windows 7 are released.

    Should you require additional assistance with this process, Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
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