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Upgrade HP Pavilion Notebook - RAM and OS

Pavilion dv7-1020us
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)

I want to upgrade the RAM from 4 to 8GB (16 if possible) and upgrade the OS to one with a longer support life - I'm thinking Windows 7 or 8.1. Is it best to do the upgrades serially and which should I do first? What RAM should I buy i.e. ordering info? Which OS do you recommend and where is the best place to buy it and the preferred media. Thanks to those forum members in advance for your advice.

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Upgrade HP Pavilion Notebook - RAM and OS

Hi,

 

Please use the following manual:

 

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01918142.pdf

 

  1. RAM: page 2 gives you RAM specs and max RAM supported. Page 67 gives you part number, you can use part number to order from HP or online stores. Please note: this is an old machine and RAM could be a bit hard to find now.
  2. For OS: Windows 7 drivers are available on itshomepage:

 

         http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/374...

 

You are much better to upgrade to Windows 7 than others because HP supports it. For OS, you can buy from a computer shop or order from Microsoft.

 

Please note again, this machine is 8 years old. Please do not waiste more money on it.

 

Regards.

BH
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