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i have a dell xps 420 core 2 quad 2.4 running vista 32bit and want to upgrade to win. 7 64bit

has anyone done this successfully and did all your drivers work pls someone let me know i'd really really appreciate any and all commits on this subject i know ill have to do a clean install.

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Re: i have a dell xps 420 core 2 quad 2.4 running vista 32bit and want to upgrade to win. 7 64bit

Hello!  Doing a clean install with help a lot.  Also go to support.dell.com and select your computer model and see if they have drivers available for your computer.. I would download them before upgrading and you should be set unless you have made any changes to your hardware.

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Re: i have a dell xps 420 core 2 quad 2.4 running vista 32bit and want to upgrade to win. 7 64bit

I wanted to do this but the 64 bit CD I had from Dell did not seem to work, so I ended up upgrading my system to the 32 bit Win 7. This worked fine (dual boot) and its much better than Vista. I'll probably try again when I've sorted out how to install Lotus Notes on my Win 7 system.

Bernard

T3620, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 

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Re: i have a dell xps 420 core 2 quad 2.4 running vista 32bit and want to upgrade to win. 7 64bit

first of all i want to thank you for your reply and now i got another quick question ive been told that the vista 64 bit drivers will work for windows 7 64bit ????and as im thinking of it i looked and the ati radeon hd 2400 pro 128 mb graphics card driver says "amd driver" does this mean it wont work on my core 2 quad intel system or what does that mean exactly? thanks for your input

 

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Re: i have a dell xps 420 core 2 quad 2.4 running vista 32bit and want to upgrade to win. 7 64bit

what is dual boot and how would i do that ive got to do a clean install to get to 64bit from 32bit cant i just do it normaly that is the way i know and would be more comfortable with doing? thanks for your reply.

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Re: i have a dell xps 420 core 2 quad 2.4 running vista 32bit and want to upgrade to win. 7 64bit

sorry for all the questions but i want to be sure which drivers to download from dell support before i wipe my HD i dont have to do them all do i,im realy anxious to get my windows 7 64bit os and the extra ram i bought going on my new computer ,BUT i want to make sure its been done before and that im not forgeting something so my outcome is a success. THANK you for your time and advise. 

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