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Latitude D620- Vista to Windows 7 Problems

I am trying to upgrade my laptop Latitude D620 from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional.  I have gone online and downloaded the upgrade advisor, which says that my computer is completely eligible for upgrade to Windows 7.  All FAQ, etc that I have found on Dell's website backs this up.

 

I inserted the upgrade assistant DVD (Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant DVD 32 Bit).  It checked my system and said that the Latitude D620 was not eligible for upgrade to Windows 7.


Has anyone else encountered this problem?  The computer store which I got the Windows 7 disks from did not anticipate any problems.  I've tried to get in touch will Dell over the phone and through their "chat", with no response.

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Re: Latitude D620- Vista to Windows 7 Problems

If Windows 7 doesn't install default drivers for most of the hardware in the laptop, the corresponding Vista drivers (32bit/64bit) often work, so it's entirely up to you whether to go ahead with the upgrade or not.

 

FWIW:  There are no Windows 7 drivers offered for the XPS M1730 either

But I took the gamble anyway, and subsequently have no yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager.

I had to use Vista drivers for a few of the components, but everything is hunky dory

 

So if you do take the plunge, use Vista drivers for any components Windows 7 doesn't install default drivers for

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

 

XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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