Where can I find out whether my laptop can have an upgrade to 7?

By rosielee
Dec 13, 2009
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  1. we bought an advent laptop for £320 from curries in august (its now for sale for £280- typical curries- you have to wathc those guys) where can i find out if its elligable for a windows 7 upgrade? its a bit of a pain when you spend money on something and then one month later a new windows comes out. thankyou
  2. yangly18

    yangly18 Newcomer, in training Posts: 242

    Look at the system requirments for windows 7

    then look at what your laptop has in it, and if what you have matches or is better than what the requirments are, you are all set. Typically if you bought a laptop within the past few years it will definatly be capable of windows 7, especially if it could/is running vista.

    Also, since you are getting it for a laptop look into getting the 32 bit, since the requirments are much lower in comparison to 64 bit.
  3. lopdog

    lopdog TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    You should download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx.
    It's a small app that scans your system and tells you everything you need to know before you upgrade: What version you should get, if you need to download any drivers, if some of your hardware/software is incompatible with Windows 7, and more.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,578   +76

    Any laptop from made in 2005 and present should be able to handle Windows 7. To me Windows 7 is much better than Vista and XP was. 1GB of RAM, 60-160GB bare min VGA needs to be 128 although you can get away with 64MB for video but the Aero Glass won't load if you did. If you have issue with drivers then use Vista or XP on that Windows 7 System.
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