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

Ed Y

New Member
#1
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.
 


Ed Y

New Member
#3
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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Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
#4
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.
 


Ed Y

New Member
#5
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.
 


Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
#6
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.
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
 


Ed Y

New Member
#7
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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