04-16-2015 11:26 AM
Is it possible to upgrade the HP Compaq 6730s Notebook PC to run under Window 7 (currently running Windows Vista)?
If yes, what I need to do for that?
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04-16-2015 02:16 PM - edited 09-27-2016 08:03 AM
Windows 7 install dvd or usb stick>
Windows 7 SP1 MR ISO's
Use links below if working or go direct to site linked below & use/match the digitalriver version numbers to find your link
64bit (google-drive , rename the file once downloaded including the .iso file extension)
32bit (google-drive , rename the file once downloaded including the .iso file extension)
driver from hp>
Some more ram if not already upgraded.
Would be worth putting in a budget SSD such as kingston drive to make things a bit more speedy.
04-16-2015 03:05 PM
Thank you for quick response, I appreciate your help.
Did you actually went through all the steps of the the procedure on HP Compaq 6730s?
I mean do you have a HP Compaq 6730s Notebook PC running Windows 7 without any problems or it is a generic procedure for upgrading the older HP models to Window 7?
What I actually need is to run the Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2012 Express (with the latest version of the .NET Framework) to evaluate an open source project.
Thank you again.
04-16-2015 05:07 PM
Should be fine as hp have specific drivers for Windows 7 & your machine & rest is same for all.
Certainly worth increasing ram to 4gb (32bit W7 max handling is about 3.5gb) or even 8gb if using 64bit windows 7
09-28-2016 09:19 AM
grab an iso or image of friends usb if good so have one on hand in future as clean direct images are hard get & disappearing daily .
easy make own boot usb, link about it in my linked post ...