Solved Can I use my tower dvd deck to upgrade W7 in

June 6, 2011 at 21:02:03
Specs: Windows XP, AMD3800 64/ 2G
Can I use my tower dvd deck to upgrade W7 in my netbook ?
Have Win7 premium disc and license. How ?

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June 7, 2011 at 04:59:32
"Can I use my tower dvd deck to upgrade W7 in my netbook ?"

No. There is no way to connect it to the netbook in a way that the netbook will detect it, plus a standalone tower dvd player cannot read Windows data discs.

You will have to buy an external dvd-drive that plugs into a usb port and hope that your netbook can boot from it (with the Win7 DVD in the drive).

Another consideration is the netbooks's CPU or processor. Most netbook's are fitted with an "Atom" cpu which is barely powerful enough to run Windows 7. That's why the factory usually installs Windows XP on them.

And last but not least, you will have to check your netbook manufacturer's website to make sure they have Windows 7 drivers for your model. If they don't, there is no point installing Windows 7 because some of the hardware won't work (eg, sound, graphics, wireless adapter etc.)

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June 7, 2011 at 12:15:09
Thank you pip22
Not sure what is "stand alone tower dvd player". I have tower dvd drive in my HP tower.
I have year old Samsung N210 netbook with original W7 Starter on it. Updated memory to 2G.
Have Family 3 Pack Win7Premium and USB cable...

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June 7, 2011 at 12:55:26
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"Not sure what is "stand alone tower dvd player"

Ah, I see. You didn't say it was a DVD drive in a computer tower.
Your wording led me to believe it was a DVD-player built-in to tower hi-fi system like mine which has a DVD player instead of a CD player.

Since it's a computer DVD-drive it can certainly read the Windows 7 DVD, the problem is getting your netbook to recognise it. I can't think of a way you can connect the two together unless you network them together through a router, and networking two computers together is not my forte.
My experience of networking has never gone beyond setting up computers to use a single internet connection, not connecting PCs together.

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