Solved Fresh Install of Win7 64 bit

October 30, 2011 at 23:49:27
Specs: windows 7 ultimate, Intel Dual CPU T3200 / 2gb
I'm planning to do a fresh install of Win7 ultimate 64bit on my CQ40. My notebook is

Compaq Presario CQ40-108tu
Intel Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz
2 GB RAM
160GB Harddisk

i've checked it if it can run 64bit using the performance index and it says it is 64bit capable.
But before i do the install of win7 64bit, should i download one by one all the drivers needed for 64bit and install it one by one after the installation process? or does the install process will be installing all the device driver that my notebook has?

and what else should i consider and should do before doing the fresh install?

Thanks


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October 31, 2011 at 13:04:18
Never hurts to install a fresh copy but if you are going from 32 bit to 64 bit then I'd say don't do it. There is little or no reason for you to do it. It is not faster, it takes way more ram, it uses more hard drive space and won't run older programs and is difficult to impossible to get some drivers and support for devices.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.



#1
October 31, 2011 at 00:02:17
download the windows upgrade tool, http://windows.microsoft.com/upgrad...

download all the drivers for your machine from the manufacturers site, then run the x64 setup. install any chipset, system drivers as needed, you can check in the device manager for any issue related hardware

you should be ok.

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but cant help myself....


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#2
October 31, 2011 at 08:02:51
Having the minimum memory requirement never gives decent performance. Personally, I don't think I'd run Win7 64-bit with just 2GB RAM.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

If you insist on doing it, here's the drivers:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#3
October 31, 2011 at 09:55:40
Thanks guys,

i think i'd just choose 32bit.


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#4
October 31, 2011 at 11:15:51
How about adding more RAM? 2GB is pretty weak these days, regardless of the OS.

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#5
October 31, 2011 at 13:04:18
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Never hurts to install a fresh copy but if you are going from 32 bit to 64 bit then I'd say don't do it. There is little or no reason for you to do it. It is not faster, it takes way more ram, it uses more hard drive space and won't run older programs and is difficult to impossible to get some drivers and support for devices.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
November 2, 2011 at 22:52:30
Thanks rider, im plannign to add ram but i think i'd stay with the 32 bit.
jefro thanks for your honest commet. just wanna ask something. what else should i do after installing the 32 bit win7? should i do next is to download and install bios, sound driver, wifi driver , graphics accelerator, camera and all other drivers?

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#7
November 3, 2011 at 08:27:06
Don't update the BIOS unless you need to. The first driver to install is the chipset one, as this has many of the base drivers that are needed for other systems to operate. Then the installed hardware - graphics, sound, wifi etc., then activate Windows if it hasn't done it automatically, and then any external peripherals.

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#8
November 7, 2011 at 00:48:32
Thanks for the comment Johnr, just another question. should i do the installation of chipset before installing the Win7 OS? Should i install the chipshet while im still using under vista?

thanks


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#9
November 7, 2011 at 07:59:19
do the install...then the chipset.

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