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Old 12-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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I am not very computer savvy and need help with this problem. My system is Del Optiplex 745, motherboard intel Q965, Core 2 duo 1.8 Ghz processor, 2 Gb ram, 160 Gb hard disk. Currently, I have windows xp sp 2 but I wish to install windows 7. When I go to Dell's website page for drivers according to my system's service tag, there is no 'Windows 7' in the 'Operating system' drop down menu. Does this mean I can't have Windows 7 on my pc?
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i don't think intel has the resources to design drivers for a system that is that outdated.
does windows vista appear on that dropdown list?
if so it might work with those drivers..... but remember... it might work.

besides that, i don't think win7 can operate optimal with that small among of RAM. 2 GB is the absolutely minimum win7 can live with.
i will recommend staying with XP.

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ups... i meant "i don't think DELL", not intel.
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Hi,
I am not very computer savvy and need help with this problem. My system is Del Optiplex 745, motherboard intel Q965, Core 2 duo 1.8 Ghz processor, 2 Gb ram, 160 Gb hard disk. Currently, I have windows xp sp 2 but I wish to install windows 7. When I go to Dell's website page for drivers according to my system's service tag, there is no 'Windows 7' in the 'Operating system' drop down menu. Does this mean I can't have Windows 7 on my pc?
i think it should work as i have the same configuration on my desktop pc.. motherboard 945, core 2 duo 2.4 Ghz, 2 gb ram.. win 7 is working flawlessly.. and regarding drivers u can Google them.. keep and option of reinstalling windows xp back.. and win 7 installs some drivers on own too..
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In some cases, the drivers designed for Windows Vista could possibly work under 7.
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Motherboards intel Q965 chip set were made around 2006 you should be able to add ram if you need it.
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i don't think intel has the resources to design drivers for a system that is that outdated.
does windows vista appear on that dropdown list?
if so it might work with those drivers..... but remember... it might work.

besides that, i don't think win7 can operate optimal with that small among of RAM. 2 GB is the absolutely minimum win7 can live with.
i will recommend staying with XP.

---------- Post added at 11:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:02 AM ----------

ups... i meant "i don't think DELL", not intel.
Yes Windows Vista does appear on the dropdown list
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Yes Windows Vista does appear on the dropdown list
so download them.. in most cases these drivers work for windows 7 too..
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You most likely won't need drivers as they will be included in Win7. They should be found automatically.
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When I installed win7 on an acer with a 1.6 gig cpu and 2 gigs of ram, the only driver I needed was the wireless network. The rest came down with the windows updates.
Just like jmacavali said.
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