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I have a Pavillion Model A6525UK I wanted to upgrade from VistaHome premium 32 to Windows 7.

I ran the Windows 7 upgrade advisor which told me to download the latest driver for the Nvidia nForce 10/100mps ethernet before attempting the Windows 7 Install.

 

I've been in contact with Nvidia customer services and got this reply

 
Upon checking the system information using the screenshot provided I see that it is a  Nforce 430/Geforce 6150SE chipset in your system and there is no upgrade possible to windows 7 using the chipset as there are no supporting drivers for the card for windows 7.
 
Please do let me know if there are any questions or concerns.
 
Best regards,
Shahbaz
NVIDIA Customer Care
 
 
On the basis of their reply it looks like I can't upgrade to Windows 7 if I wanted to due to the driver issue I think this is pretty poor. Can anyone confirm.
 
Thanks
 

 

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Hi:

 

The information you received from Nvidia is incorrect.

 

There is indeed an updated chipset driver from Nvidia, which updates the ethernet driver so you can upgrade to W7.

 

W7 is not listed on the drop down menu for the driver download but when you select Vista, it shows the driver is also good for W7.

 

Here it is...32 bit...

 

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/14874/en-us

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Hi Great news Thankyou for that information, as it was looking like I was out of upgrade options.

I appreciate the pointers and the link, I will download the driver you signposted fo use later.

 

I've  previously had several emails back and forth from Nvidia none of which shed light on a solution,

Looks like i'm going to need to install the driver suggested after the Windows 7 Install

 

Thanks again

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You're very welcome.

 

You should have no outstanding issues after you install that driver, and W7 should upgrade just fine.

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