can hp d230 mt support windows 7

December 10, 2017 at 01:24:27
Specs: Windows Phone OS 7.5
I want to know whether hp Compaq d230 mt can support windows 7. For I have tried window XP sp3 but the results was a blue screen so is it possible for my device to support windows 7 or is there a way I can make it possible

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December 10, 2017 at 02:36:46
That model dates back to 2003 so will definitely not be compatible with Windows 7.

Plus, HP no longer have any drivers available for that model anyway, so whatever Windows version you install, you will be stuck.

Time to retire it & buy a newer one I suggest.

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December 10, 2017 at 03:16:57
Although it wasn't supplied with Windows 7, I see no reason to suppose that it won't support Windows 7 (provided you have enough RAM and can find the necessary drivers).

But more to the point is to discover why it blue-screens on XP. That model certainly supports XP so it looks like you might have a hardware problem.

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December 10, 2017 at 06:02:25
Possibly the Blue Screen is due to a RAM issue; either one or more sticks failing, or might need the edge connectors cleaning.

Power off - battery removed too if a laptop. Remove RAM sticks and clean each one with soft pencil type eraser. Wipe the edge connectors with a lintless cloth (even a kleenex tissue). Re-insert one stick firmly; remove it and re-insert; repeat again and then leave it installed. Do the same with any other sticks.

Restore power and see if the blue screen persists - or not...

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December 11, 2017 at 00:49:07
"(provided you have enough RAM and can find the necessary drivers)".

But that's just my point - - - it's a factory-built PC with a non-retail, custom motherboard.

If HP don't have any drivers for it perhaps you could tell him how else to get them?
It's alright saying "provided you can get the necessary drivers", anyone can say that, but it doesn't help the thread-starter. Hard facts are required, and that's what I gave.

It's too old now, time to replace it.

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December 11, 2017 at 02:32:33
Windows 7 supports most motherboards out of the box. I've not encountered many computers that won't run it with generic device support. A few drivers may be needed for NICs or graphics cards, but these are standard devices for which drivers are easily found. Other devices, such as scanners or printers, can be more of a problem - but this would still be true if the computer was replaced with a brand new one. It's certainly better to investigate the possibility than just junking the computer.

But the current problem is almost certainly hardware rather than software.

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December 11, 2017 at 05:48:43

ijack has a point. Certainly worth a try.


What version of Windows were you using prior to attempting WinXP and why were you trying to upgrade?

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