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13-06-2009, 01:43 PM
Hi Everyone

I am planning to install Windows 7 on my System; I have already tested on Parallels.

I just want to ask a few questions:

1) Will these software support Windows 7?:

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
Open Office.org
.NET Framework 3.5
CuttingEdge Advanced CD-ROM
Age of Empires II
Age of Empires III
Zoo Tycoon 2
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Shockwave Player
Foxit Reader
Pivot 3.1Beta3
Nikon Transfer
ESET Smart Security 4

2)Will these hardware support Windows 7?:
Lexmark X1270 All-in-One Printer
Toshiba VGA USB WebCam
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

3)I've run the Compatibility Test (Upgrade Advisor) and says everything is O.K.:thumbs:, but some people says it doesn't list incompatible hardware. Is that true?

4) Is there a desktop sidebar for Windows 7?

Thanks alot

13-06-2009, 01:50 PM
1) Pretty much any thing that works with vista will work in W7. If it doesn't try compatibility mpde.

2) As above, although I would check the manufacturer's website for updates W7 drivers

3) Yes. Althought there isn't really that much "incompatible" hardware anyways.

4) Has Gadgets. no mroe sidebar.


13-06-2009, 02:07 PM
To answer question 4 - yes you can have the side bar if you want it. Several ways to do it here (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/587-vista-windows-sidebar-reinstate-windows-7-a.html)

13-06-2009, 03:45 PM
The printer might not unless it has an actual Vista driver that works.

13-06-2009, 04:49 PM
The printer might not unless it has an actual Vista driver that works.

It has a Vista Driver; not sure if it works

13-06-2009, 05:41 PM
The only way to be sure is to try them
I installed 64 bit 7 on top of 32 bit XP and had no problems.7 did not even ask for drivers. It just went and found them.
The only thing there is no solution for yet is Adobe Flash Player. They are still working on 64 bit drivers.
My printer, HP 1600 colour laser will not run on Vista 64 bit drivers, but 7 found driver that makes it usable but with some unnecessary features not working.
If you want to give it a trial you could set up a dual boot.
But if you are running Vista now it's a safe bet that everything you have will work in 7 as long as you stick with 32 bit.

13-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Just 2 more Questions:

1) I have 2.87GB RAM. Is that enough to make Win7RC perform fast?
2) Does Java support 7?

13-06-2009, 07:08 PM
1) Yes. It runs comfortable even on 1gb, but 2gb is recommended.

2) Yes. Works fine.


13-06-2009, 07:47 PM
HMM I know I thought just as a test I would try installing on an old P3 with 256 of RAM it said unable to install due to not enough RAM. I thought it was good that it actually told me instead of just installing and running like a dog

14-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Hi Everyone

When I tested Windows 7 on parallels, it runs very very slowly.
In Windows 7 VM, it said it has Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2160 @ 1.80GHz 1.87GHz, RAM Details not Available, 32Bit Operating System.
In Parallels, it said Windows 7 had 15000MB RAM.
I set the OS Version (when creating the VM HDD) to Windows Vista because when I set it to Other Windows Version, the BIOS did not support Win7.
Could this be the reason why Windows 7 is running so slow?
Or could it be this because it cannot detect the RAM available?

Also, could someone check this image for compatibility:



14-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Windows 7 had 15GB of RAM?

Usually an OS (especially resource-intensive ones like Vista and 7) run slower than normal in a virtual PC anyway.