upgrading from Vista Home Prem to Win 7 Home Prem (32 bit) - question

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  1. Ed Y

    Ed Y New Member

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    I have an Acer M5640 desktop. I want to upgrade (32 bit) to Windows 7.The Windows 7 Upgrade advisor tells me that I have a program named ATI Catalyst Install Manager that should be uninstalled before the upgrade and then installed again after the upgrade. I'm confused about this software since my display adapter is a Nvidia geforce 7100/nforce 630i and I don't see any ATI hardware. I'm not an expert in this area by any means.

    Google searches for the last 2 hours haven't helped much either.

    Can someone shed some light on this problem??? This is the only thing holding me back from doing the upgrade.
     
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  3. Ed Y

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    Here it is:
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    Operating System
                MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
            CPU
                Intel Pentium E2160  @ 1.80GHz    84 °F
                Conroe 65nm Technology
            RAM
                3.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-4-4-14)
            Motherboard
                ACER MCP73 (SOCKET775 M/B)
            Graphics
                HF229 @ 1680x1050
                256MB GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
            Hard Drives
                244GB Seagate ST325031 0AS SCSI Disk Device (RAID)
            Optical Drives
                HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GH15N SCSI CdRom Device
            Audio
                Realtek High Definition Audio
    Operating System
        MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
        Installation Date: 23 March 2008, 22:54
        Serial Number: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
            Windows Security Center
                Firewall    Enabled
                Antivirus    Disabled
            Windows Defender
                Windows Defender    Disabled
    CPU
            Intel Pentium E2160
                Cores    2
                Threads    2
                Name    Intel Pentium E2160
                Code Name    Conroe
                Package    Socket 775 LGA
                Technology    65nm
                Specification    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
                Family    6
                Extended Family    6
                Model    F
                Extended Model    F
                Stepping    D
                Revision    M0
                Instructions    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
                Bus Speed    200.1 MHz
                Rated Bus Speed    800.3 MHz
                Stock Core Speed    1800 MHz
                Stock Bus Speed    200 MHz
                Average Temperature    84 °F
                    Caches
                        L1 Data Cache Size    2 x 32 KBytes
                        L1 Instructions Cache Size    2 x 32 KBytes
                        L2 Unified Cache Size    1024 KBytes
                    Core 0
                        Core Speed    1800.2 MHz
                        Multiplier    x 9.0
                        Bus Speed    200.1 MHz
                        Rated Bus Speed    800.3 MHz
                        Temperature    87 °F
                            Thread 1
                                APIC ID    0
                    Core 1
                        Core Speed    1800.2 MHz
                        Multiplier    x 9.0
                        Bus Speed    200.1 MHz
                        Rated Bus Speed    800.3 MHz
                        Temperature    81 °F
                            Thread 1
                                APIC ID    1
    RAM
            Memory slots
                Total memory slots    2
                Used memory slots    2
                Free memory slots    0
            Memory
                Type    DDR2
                Size    3072 MBytes
                Channels #    Single
                DRAM Frequency    333.5 MHz
                CAS# Latency (CL)    5 clocks
                RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)    4 clocks
                RAS# Precharge (tRP)    4 clocks
                Cycle Time (tRAS)    14 clocks
                Bank Cycle Time (tR?)    20 clocks
                Command Rate (CR)    2T
            SPD
                Number Of SPD Modules    2
                    Slot #1
                        Type    DDR2
                        Size    2048 MBytes
                        Manufacturer    Hyundai Electronics
                        Max Bandwidth    PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
                        Part Number    HYMP125U64CP8-Y5  
                        Serial Number    00001015
                        Week/year    45 / 07
                        SPD Ext.    EPP
                            JEDEC #3
                                Frequency    333.3 MHz
                                CAS# Latency    5.0
                                RAS# To CAS#    6
                                RAS# Precharge    6
                                tRAS    16
                                tRC    21
                                Voltage    1.800 V
                            JEDEC #2
                                Frequency    266.7 MHz
                                CAS# Latency    4.0
                                RAS# To CAS#    4
                                RAS# Precharge    4
                                tRAS    12
                                tRC    16
                                Voltage    1.800 V
                            JEDEC #1
                                Frequency    200.0 MHz
                                CAS# Latency    3.0
                                RAS# To CAS#    3
                                RAS# Precharge    3
                                tRAS    9
                                tRC    12
                                Voltage    1.800 V
                    Slot #2
                        Type    DDR2
                        Size    1024 MBytes
                        Manufacturer    Hyundai Electronics
                        Max Bandwidth    PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
                        Part Number    HYMP112U64CP8-Y5  
                        Serial Number    00005092
                        Week/year    06 / 08
                        SPD Ext.    EPP
                            JEDEC #3
                                Frequency    333.3 MHz
                                CAS# Latency    5.0
                                RAS# To CAS#    6
                                RAS# Precharge    6
                                tRAS    16
                                tRC    21
                                Voltage    1.800 V
                            JEDEC #2
                                Frequency    266.7 MHz
                                CAS# Latency    4.0
                                RAS# To CAS#    4
                                RAS# Precharge    4
                                tRAS    12
                                tRC    16
                                Voltage    1.800 V
                            JEDEC #1
                                Frequency    200.0 MHz
                                CAS# Latency    3.0
                                RAS# To CAS#    3
                                RAS# Precharge    3
                                tRAS    9
                                tRC    12
                                Voltage    1.800 V
    Motherboard
        Manufacturer    ACER
        Model    MCP73
        Version    R01-A3
        Chipset Vendor    NVIDIA
        Chipset Model    GeForce 7100
        Chipset Revision    A2
        Southbridge Vendor    NVIDIA
        Southbridge Model    nForce 630i
        Southbridge Revision    A2
            BIOS
                Brand    American Megatrends Inc.
                Version    R01-A3
                Date    01/29/2008
    Graphics
            Monitor
                Name    HF229 on NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
                Current Resolution    1344x840 pixels
                Work Resolution    1344x813 pixels
                State    enabled, primary, output devices support
                Monitor Width    1680
                Monitor Height    1050
                Monitor BPP    32 bits per pixel
                Monitor Frequency    60 Hz
                Device    \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
            GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
                GPU    C73
                Device ID    10DE-07E1
                Revision    A3
                Subvendor    Acer Incorporated [ALI] (1025)
                Technology    80 nm
                DirectX Support    9.0c
                DirectX Shader Model    3.0
                OpenGL Support    2.0
                Bus Interface    FPCI
                Driver    nvlddmkm.sys
                Driver version    8.17.12.5896
                ForceWare version    258.96
                BIOS Version    5.73.32.08.01
                ROPs    4
                Shaders    Vertex 4/Pixel 4
                Memory Type    System
                Physical Memory    256 MB
                Virtual Memory    1408 MB
    Hard Drives
            ST325031 0AS SCSI Disk Device
                Manufacturer    Seagate
                Form Factor    3.5"
                Interface    RAID
                Capacity    244GB
                Real size    250,059,350,016 bytes
                    S.M.A.R.T
                        S.M.A.R.T not supported
                    Partition 0
                        Partition ID    Disk #0, Partition #0
                        Size    9.75 GB
                    Partition 1
                        Partition ID    Disk #0, Partition #1
                        Disk Letter    C:
                        File System    NTFS
                        Volume Serial Number    2021A846
                        Size    112GB
                        Used Space    45GB (41%)
                        Free Space    67GB (59%)
                    Partition 2
                        Partition ID    Disk #0, Partition #2
                        Disk Letter    D:
                        File System    NTFS
                        Volume Serial Number    3C93E064
                        Size    111GB
                        Used Space    4.71GB (5%)
                        Free Space    107GB (95%)
    Optical Drives
            HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GH15N SCSI CdRom Device
                Media Type    DVD Writer
                Name    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GH15N SCSI CdRom Device
                Availability    Running/Full Power
                Capabilities    Random Access, Supports Writing, Supports Removable Media
                Config Manager Error Code    Device is working properly
                Config Manager User Config    FALSE
                Drive    E:
                Media Loaded    FALSE
                SCSI Bus    2
                SCSI Logical Unit    0
                SCSI Port    3
                SCSI Target Id    2
                Status    OK
    Audio
            Sound Cards
                Realtek High Definition Audio
                High Definition Audio Device
            Playback Devices
                Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
                Digital Output Device (HDMI) (High Definition Audio Device)
                Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)    (default)
    Peripherals
            HID Keyboard Device
                Device Kind    Keyboard
                Device Name    HID Keyboard Device
                Vendor    Unknown
                Location    USB Human Interface Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
            Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 (IntelliPoint)
                Device Kind    Mouse
                Device Name    Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 (IntelliPoint)
                Vendor    Microsoft
                Location    USB Human Interface Device
                    Driver
                        Date    11-26-2008
                        Version    6.31.230.0
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\point32k.sys
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
            HP Officejet J6400 series
                Device Kind    Printer
                Device Name    HP Officejet J6400 series
                Location    USB Printing Support
                    Driver
                        Date    7-1-2008
                        Version    61.71.265.32
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\hpzids01.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpoj6400.cfg
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIDRV.DLL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIRES.DLL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIDRVUI.DLL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\STDNAMES.GPD
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\STDDTYPE.GDL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\STDSCHEM.GDL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\STDSCHMX.GDL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIDRV.HLP
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpoj6400.gpd
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpoj6400a.ini
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzst5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpz3c5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzur5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpoj6400.xml
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzsc5jy.dtd
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRTPROCS\W32X86\2\hpzpp5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzui5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpz3r5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzpr5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpcdmc32.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpbcfgre.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzsm5jy.gpd
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpz3m5jy.gpd
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzev5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzhl5jy.cab
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIDRV.DLL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\STDNAMES.GPD
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\hpz3l5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpfie5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpfig5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpfrs5jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\COLOR\Adobe RGB (1998) D65 WP 2.2 Gamma.icc
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpfst071.rpo
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\hpzc35jy.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIRES.DLL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIDRVUI.DLL
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\{BD720607-D2BA-4D89-971E-F5C868E6B4C5}\UNIDRV.HLP
            HP Officejet J6400
                Device Kind    Camera/scanner
                Device Name    HP Officejet J6400
                Vendor    Unknown
                Location    USB Composite Device
                    Driver
                        Date    1-23-2007
                        Version    10.0.0.0
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\hpwwiax3.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\hpwtiop3.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\hpovst11.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\hppldcoi.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\difxapi.dll
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\drivers\usbscan.sys
            Disk drive
                Device Kind    USB storage
                Device Name    Disk drive
                Vendor    GENERIC-
                Comment    Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
                Location    USB Mass Storage Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
            Disk drive
                Device Kind    USB storage
                Device Name    Disk drive
                Vendor    GENERIC-
                Comment    Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
                Location    USB Mass Storage Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
            Disk drive
                Device Kind    USB storage
                Device Name    Disk drive
                Vendor    GENERIC-
                Comment    Generic- SD/MMC USB Device
                Location    USB Mass Storage Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
            Disk drive
                Device Kind    USB storage
                Device Name    Disk drive
                Vendor    GENERIC-
                Comment    Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
                Location    USB Mass Storage Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
            Disk drive
                Device Kind    USB storage
                Device Name    Disk drive
                Vendor    HP
                Comment    HP Officejet J6400 USB Device
                Location    USB Mass Storage Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
            Disk drive
                Device Kind    USB storage
                Device Name    Disk drive
                Vendor    WD
                Comment    WD 3200AAK External USB Device
                Location    USB Mass Storage Device
                    Driver
                        Date    6-21-2006
                        Version    6.0.6002.18005
                        File    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys
    Network
        You are connected to the internet
        Connected through    NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet 
        IP Address    192.168.0.100
        Subnet mask    255.255.255.0
        Gateway server    192.168.0.1
        Preferred DNS server    192.168.1.254
        DHCP    Enabled
        DHCP server    192.168.0.1
        External IP Address    65.0.80.90
        Adapter Type    Ethernet
        NetBIOS over TCP/IP    Enabled via DHCP
            WinInet Info
                LAN Connection
                Local system uses a local area network to connect to the Internet
                Local system has RAS to connect to the Internet
            Wi-Fi Info
                Wi-Fi not enabled
            WinHTTPInfo
                WinHTTPSessionProxyType    No proxy
                Session Proxy
                Session Proxy Bypass
                Connect Retries    5
                Connect Timeout    60000
                HTTP Version    HTTP 1.1
                Max Connects Per 1.0 Servers    INFINITE
                Max Connects Per Servers    INFINITE
                Max HTTP automatic redirects    10
                Max HTTP status continue    10
                Send Timeout    30000
                IEProxy Auto Detect    No
                IEProxy Auto Config
                IEProxy
                IEProxy Bypass
                Default Proxy Config Access Type    No proxy
                Default Config Proxy
                Default Config Proxy Bypass
     
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  4. Captain Jack

    Captain Jack Extraordinary Member

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    Hello,

    That is an odd behavior. Try to install the latest update for nVidia NVIDIA DRIVERS 178.24 WHQL and see if that solves your problem.
     
  5. Ed Y

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm kinda working in an area I'm not real familar with. If I install these, will I be able to uninstall if I have problems? And how will I do that?? I already have an entry in Control Panel/Programs and Features named NVIDIA drivers from an update earlier this year.
     
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    Yes you'll be able to uninstall it in case of that didn't work, i have written an nVidia driver cleanup article nVidia Driver Cleanup Guide !!

    Hope this helps,
    Captain
     
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    I decided to take the "easy" approach first. I started the "ATI Catalyst Install Manager" and told it to check for updates. It came back and told me that I have no ATI hardware/software on the machine. I ended it, took a restore point, then uninstalled it. After rebooting and working a little bit, I took an image backup and also a FBACKUP 4 run. Then went ahead and upgraded to Win 7 Home Premium. Took about 2 hours but everything went fine. Machine is working great and I have only had a problem with one piece of software from FEMA.

    Appreciate your help though.
     

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