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Dell system restore and updating laptop


I have a dell vostro 1510 with XP Professional as OS.  I am getting ready to update to Windows 7 Prof and just ran a Windows 7 update advisor and the report states that Dell System Restore on my computer is compatible with7.  The advisor states that I have Dell System Restore version 2.00.0000. 

I use my computer a lot but am not a computer wiz on the inner workings of a computer so hope this question is not too weird.

My question is do I have to reinstall Dell System Restore after I update or does this program remain through the installation process?  If I have to reinstall, is this on the disc I received when I bought the computer?  Or do I have to download it from the dell website.  If so, where from? 

Thanks for any help.


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RE: Dell system restore and updating laptop

Hi avostro1510,

I understand that Windows 7 upgrade adviser has suggested that this system can be upgraded to Windows 7, however, Dell has not tested this system with Windows 7, and hence drivers for Windows 7 for this system are not available. There are drivers available for Windows Vista 32 bit version which you can install in compatibility mode in Windows 7 but they may or may not work. You will have to search the specifics hardware manufacturer website for compatible Windows 7 drivers.

If you still decide to proceed with Windows 7 installation, make sure that you back up the data as this process may lead to complete data loss. Please refer to the link for steps to install Windows 7. Once the Windows is installed refer to the link for instructions of installing the drivers in correct sequence.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.

Thanks & Regards
Saharsh K
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