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susheeljohn1
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Upgrading Probook 6530B from WinXP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

I have a Probook 6530B that runs on WinXP.  With support for XP running out soon, I need to upgrade to a newer Windows version.  I ran the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade assistant and I think I can't upgrade to this version because the 6530b's CPU doesn't have an NX bit (?)
That leaves Windows 7.  How can I upgrade my laptop to Windows 7? If I can purchase an original copy of the Windows 7 installation CD/DVD, can I do the upgrade directly?  If I need to get the upgrade from HP, how can I get it? 

I would appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks.

 

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Mrstenter
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Re: Upgrading Probook 6530B from WinXP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

Hi Susheeljohn1,

 

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Probook 6530b and needing a copy of Windows 7. I would purchase it from a Software distributer or directly. Once you have it installed I would make a CD recovery. If you need any drivers for Windows 7 and your Notebook here is the driver page.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Upgrading Probook 6530B from WinXP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

HP has a website for customers who need to upgrade from Windows XP to higher versions. They have options to switch to both Windows 7 and Windows 8. You can check it out at the following link:

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/xp-migration/landing.html

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