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07-21-2009 11:58 PM
I have the same problem. I bought mine on June 23th of May from the HP Store. If I had known that I would get an upgrade if I had waited a couple of weeks, I would have. I guess that's NOT my fault. But it doesn't seem right.
Its the duty of the HP to advt. at the beginnig of the year 2009, that if somebody purchases HP PCs with in these date range, if they gonna plan this thing!
Moreover, whats the significance of these dates 26 - June 2009 to 15 - March -2010
What if my PC is capable and satisfies all other things except the Date Criteria ?
HP Pavilion m9430in Inter Core 2 Duo E7300, 4 GB DDR2, 1.5 TB Segate SATA, Nvidia GeForce 9300 LE, WLAN, Integrated DVB-T TV Tuner Card with Remote, WIreless KeyBoard - Mouse, HP 2309m LCD TFT, Windows 7 Home Premium OEM.
HP Pavilion p6040in Inter Core 2 Duo E7400, 3 GB DDR2, 500 GB Segate SATA, Nvidia GeForce 7100 LE, LAN, WIreless KeyBoard - Mouse, HP 2009f LCD TFT, Windows 7 Home Basic OEM.
07-22-2009 04:00 AM
I understand everyones fustration on the free upgrade. Many of us bought our systems on sale as to get the best deal as we each saw it. Few of us bought because our old system just died. And lets face it, HP is here to make money. What they should have done is offered discounted upgrades to Win 7 for up to, oh let's say 2 months before the specified start dateof the free update. It would minimize the fustration a bit, create future repeat bussines, Since the Ave cost of Windows is about $25 for them, they would still make money, AND create happy customers.
Oh wait, that is far looking thinkg....never mind
07-23-2009 12:05 PM
I just installed Win 7 RC on my tx2. I know I'm eligible for the upgrade. Will I have to restore my computer to the original config before upgrading to the real version?
07-23-2009 12:28 PM
07-23-2009 12:58 PM - edited 07-23-2009 01:07 PM
07-23-2009 01:35 PM
07-23-2009 02:46 PM
The product key is what dtermines what features (Vista or Win 7 'version') are turned on or not. The RC product key was for Ultimate, but if you upgrade the RC to the final product.....your 'new' product key will take precedence and your version will then 'match'. The biggest thing, obviously, presuming you wish to upgrade rather than clean install (and clean install is a better way to go...but not the only way to go) is bitlocker.
07-24-2009 05:20 AM
07-24-2009 06:21 AM
After saying I would wait until the final gold version, I broke down and installed RC1 on my DV4-1220US. The same machine I almost returned due to feeling a bit burned by having purchased it one day before the upgrarde to Win 7 was offfered. Thankfully, the good folks at Conns took care of me.
RC1 runs like a dream on this machine. Yes, quickplay isn't yet supported, but this is still technically a beta OS after all. I'm sure that will change once the gold version is out. It's really amazing to me how much quicker and smooter than Vista it is. I added a 4 gig class 6 SDHC card as a readyboost device. This thing now boots in not much more than a minute.
While I've found hp support to have issues, I have become fond of the machine. Not perfect of course, but it's a really nice lil' notebook. Especially for the money.
07-24-2009 07:36 AM
Well after fixing my own heat problems in my dv2845se with a little buffing and AS5 now I run the advisor to see if I can uppgrade to Windows 7 and everything except this passed. Looks like I just can't win.
NVIDIA nForce System Management Controller Not compatible This device isn't compatible with Windows 7.
There were other issues but updates would have resolved them. Anyone wanna buy a good perfect condition dv2845se in great condition with 4 gig memory and all the bells and switches?????