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Windows 7 Upgrade Options for Notebook PCs

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This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs being upgraded from Windows Vista or Windows XP to Windows 7.
HP offered Windows 7 upgrades for qualifying HP and Compaq notebook computers purchased between June 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010. This program expired on March 1, 2010.

Options for upgrading to Windows 7

Depending on the model and current operating system of your HP notebook PC, you have the following upgrade options:
ScenarioBest option
I ordered a copy of Windows 7 from HP with the upgrade kit before March 1, 2010.Once you have received the upgrade kit from HP see Upgrading to Windows 7 Using the HP Upgrade Assistant for instructions.
My notebook PC is listed in the table of supported notebooks and has Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition installed.Your notebook is capable of either an upgrade or custom installation of Windows 7.

If you have already received the upgrade kit from HP see Upgrading to Windows 7 Using the HP Upgrade Assistant for instructions. This program expired on March 1, 2010.

If your notebook PC is not eligible for the upgrade program then you must purchase an upgrade or full retail version of Windows 7 from Microsoft or other retailer. See Upgrading to Windows 7 for installation instructions.
My Vista notebook is listed in the table of supported notebooks but does not have Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition installed.Your notebook does not meet the minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 7 but does meet the requirements for a custom installation . See Upgrading to Windows 7 for installation instructions.
My notebook PC is listed in the table of supported notebooks but have changed the operating system from Vista to a different OS.If your notebook PC was originally configured with Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition, HP recommends recovering the original operating system before upgrading the notebook PC to Windows 7.

For recovery instructions see Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager . Then see Upgrading to Windows 7 for installation instructions.
My notebook PC is not listed in the table of supported notebooks and has Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition installed.HP does not recommend changing the operating system of your notebook to Windows 7. HP does not plan to release Windows 7 drivers or software for notebook models that are not listed in the table.

However, your notebook PC may meet the minimum system requirements for upgrading to Windows 7. See Upgrading to Windows 7 for installation instructions.

For tips on finding software and drivers for your notebook see Finding Software and Drivers After Changing the Operating System to Windows 7 .
My notebook PC is not listed in the table of supported notebooks and does not have Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition installed.HP does not recommend changing the operating system of your notebook to Windows 7. HP does not plan to release Windows 7 drivers or software for notebook models that are not listed in the table.

Your notebook also does not meet the minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 7 but may meet the requirements for a custom installation . See Upgrading to Windows 7 for installation instructions.

For tips on finding software and drivers for your notebook see Finding Software and Drivers After Changing the Operating System to Windows 7 .

HP notebook series supported with Windows 7

The following series HP notebook PCs are supported with Windows 7. HP has tested and developed software and drivers to support Windows 7 for these series. To get the latest drivers when they are available, return to the Software and Driver Download page for your model frequently.
NOTE:Notebook PCs that are not listed in the following table will not be supported by HP with Windows 7. HP does not plan to release Windows 7 drivers or software for notebook models that are not listed in the following table.Not all of the supported models listed in the table were eligible for the free Windows 7 upgrade from HP. This program expired on March 1, 2010 and HP will no longer accept orders for the free upgrade.
HP and Compaq Consumer Notebook Series PCsHP Business Notebook Series PCs
HP Pavilion dv2-XXXHP Touch tx2-XXX Compaq Presario CQ35-XXX HP Compaq 2510p Notebook PC HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv3-XXXHP HDX 16-XXX Compaq Presario CQ40-XXX HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv4-XXXHP HDX 18-XXX Compaq Presario CQ45-XXX HP Compaq 6510b Notebook PC HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation
HP Pavilion dv5-XXX HP G50-XXX Compaq Presario CQ50-XXX HP Compaq 6520s Notebook PC HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv6-XXX HP G60-XXX Compaq Presario CQ60-XXX HP Compaq 6530b Notebook PC HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation
HP Pavilion dv7-XXX HP G61-XXX Compaq Presario CQ61-XXX HP Compaq 6535b Notebook PC HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv3500 HP G70-XXX Compaq Presario CQ70-XXX HP Compaq 6710b Notebook PC HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC
HP G71-XXX Compaq Presario CQ71-XXX HP Compaq 6720b Notebook PC HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation
HP Compaq 6735b Notebook PC HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation
NOTE:The HP Pavilion series models shown in this chart with a dash after the dv number (example: Pavilion dv5-1001), are different than the Pavilion dv series with a four digit number and no dash (example: Pavilion dv5001). As a specific example; HP Pavilion dv5-1001au Entertainment Notebook PC can be upgraded to Windows 7 and drivers are available. However, HP Pavilion dv5001au Notebook PC is supported for Windows Vista, and no drivers are provided for an unsupported upgrade to Windows 7.

Important information about installing Windows 7

There are two methods to install Windows 7 onto a computer:
  • Upgrade - installs Windows 7 over an existing Windows Vista installation. Most or all of your existing software programs, drivers, and personal files are available after upgrading. You can only perform an Upgrade if your computer has Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 or 2.
  • Custom Install - erases all files on the hard drive partition before installing Windows 7. Any computer that meets the minimum hardware requirements can use Custom Install to install Windows 7. Your software programs, drivers, and files are no longer available after using Custom Install. Make sure to backup important files before doing a Custom Install!

Software and driver support for HP notebooks

HP is currently testing and qualifying software and drivers to support the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system for the series listed in the following table. For certain models and/or drivers, this quality assurance process may not be completed before Windows 7 is released by Microsoft on October 22, 2009.
Once a driver or software is qualified for release, HP will add the downloadable version to the Software and Driver Download page for your specific model. To get the latest drivers when they are available, return to the Software and Driver Download page for your model frequently.

Minimum System Requirements

Your computer hardware must meet the following minimum system requirements before you can install Windows 7.
Minimum hardware requirements
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
For more information, see Windows 7 system requirements .

Operating System requirements

Installing Windows 7 using Custom Install does not require an operating system on the hard drive. A custom Install removes all files from your hard drive partition and installs Windows 7. If your computer currently has Windows XP, Windows Vista Home Edition, Windows Vista Starter Edition, a prerelease version of Windows 7 (beta or RC), or any other operating system, you can use Custom Install to install Windows 7.
Upgrading to Windows 7 requires Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate with Service Pack 1 or 2 on the hard drive and the Windows 7 upgrade disc must be the same language used by Vista.
Vista edition on your computerUpgrades to one of these Windows 7 editions
Home BasicHome Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate
Home PremiumHome Premium, or Ultimate
EnterpriseEnterprise
BusinessProfessional, Enterprise, or Ultimate
UltimateUltimate
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