I have a HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC. With Windows XP Media Center 32bit. I also have 4GB of memory installed.
I want to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I know my processor is 64 compatible (Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz)
I have read that going to a 64bit OS is more than just the processor. You also have to make sure there are drivers available for your computer to run it correctly. If I go to the downloads section for my computer at:
and choose Windows 7 64, there are no drivers. Either for the Windows 7 32bit. So does this mean I should not upgrade to Windows 7 64? And if shouldn't, can I upgrade to Windows 7 32bit?
I ran the 7 upgrade advisor, and I get all green check marks for both 32 and 64, except for:
Custom installation required
You'll need to perform a custom installation of 32-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin. Go online to get important information about installing Windows 7 on a PC running Windows XP
This program is no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers. Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
More info from ASUSTeK Computer INC.
ASUSTeK Computer INC. has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC. Visit the ASUSTeK Computer INC. website
The first 2 are no problem. As for the 3rd, does this mean there might be an issue with my motherboard?