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I have a fairly new machine that I would like to upgrade to W7. Not that I don't like vista because I do ( it is just easier for the wife to have all machines the same os). It is a Dell Studio and I would like to upgrade to W7 Pro because of the XP option because I have an important program that needs XP. I have never had upgraded a Dell to my own OS. Will their equipment and drivers still work? I have heard that sometimes it doesn't or is that just bull?
 

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Well I would firstly pop onto the Dell website and find your laptop/desktop and see if there are options for Windows 7 drivers. If there isn't its not the end of the world because Vista drivers will work fine 99% of the time
Windows 7 is very good at using its owns drivers as well and downloading some via Windows Update so personally I don't think there is anything to worry about
 

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I have a dell xps that had vista on and I used the upgrade dic for windows7 with no problems at all
 

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If I have Dell machine does it work best to get the upgrade disc from them or just buy one off of newegg. They are giving me a little better deal than newegg on an upgrade to. Oh, and now with the new fix in Windows 7 you don't need hardware virtualization for it to work. I could get W7 Pro and get the XP mode built in.
 

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I have a dell xps that had vista on and I used the upgrade dic for windows7 with no problems at all


Did you just do the upgrade or do a clean install?
 
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