WikiWirral 17yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,031,142
Topics75,984
Members13,953
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs5
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
24 registered members (baldybrewer, 6 invisible), 1,268 guests, and330 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Can anyone recommend an experienced Physio Wirral
by Longnails. 17th Sep 2021 5:41pm
The CB Radio Wirral FB Page
by TheGodSplinter. 14th Sep 2021 3:04am
Admin'/Mark...
by TheGodSplinter. 13th Sep 2021 5:13pm
daftness for a satdeeeee
by GaryFromWirral. 4th Sep 2021 1:52pm
New Wirral History
Seacombe Riverview St. Laundry
by mautry. 12th Sep 2021 8:47pm
Missing Seacombe Street
by mautry. 1st Sep 2021 9:12pm
Info on Granville Terrace / Wood Lane please/
by JadyW. 22nd May 2020 8:59am
Mersey Park Primary School
by Maisie. 12th Mar 2011 2:14pm
River Fender
by Erainn. 30th Jan 2011 6:22pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
New Brighton Artwork
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
Topic Replies
La Plama Volcanic Eruption
by granny. 22nd Sep 2021 5:40pm
Gibson House
by mikeeb. 22nd Sep 2021 1:53pm
Flooding
by casper. 22nd Sep 2021 11:38am
Doctors appointments
by cools. 21st Sep 2021 6:34pm
'Help' on Channel 4, 16th Sept.
by casper. 20th Sep 2021 9:20am
Emma Radacuna
by diggingdeeper. 18th Sep 2021 4:33pm
Afghanistan
by mikeeb. 18th Sep 2021 12:45pm
the over flow on bidston moss
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2021 9:44am
Can You Recommend a Landscape Gardener in Wirral
by sneakypete. 16th Sep 2021 2:33pm
September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Windows Vista #1071290
25th Aug 2019 10:16am
25th Aug 2019 10:16am
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 434
WALLASEY
S
saltytom Offline OP
Smartchild
saltytom  Offline OP
Smartchild
S
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 434
WALLASEY
Have just found an old Compaq Presario cq71 in my spare room its running vista basic, is there an easy way to up it to windows 7 or similar I dont have any discs or manuals for machine.
It will not update to google chrome or connect to my wifi printer.
Any help much appreciated

Google Ads
Re: Windows Vista [Re: saltytom] #1071302
25th Aug 2019 11:06pm
25th Aug 2019 11:06pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,955
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,955
Birkenhead
You can download generic Windows 7 windows from microsoft for free but ideally you will also need a COA which you can get off ebay for less than £10.

The only thing that worries me is some laptops that expect a manufacturers version of windows (some dell, hp etc) might not work with a generic COA, tbh I can't remember.

You might have to dig out some drivers, they are on the HP website.

I think most cq71's are capable of running Windows 10, Microsoft download is free, ebay licenses are cheaper. You can run it without a license to try it out, it will nag you occasionally and may not update.

Sorry, Windows 7 is a dim memory these days.


We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Windows Vista [Re: saltytom] #1071326
27th Aug 2019 8:56am
27th Aug 2019 8:56am
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,230
Oxton
Gibbo Offline
Forum Master
Gibbo  Offline
Forum Master
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,230
Oxton
You might be better skipping 7, seeing as how support is about to end and just go for Windows 10.

I refurb a few old computers from time to time and found Windows 10 performs much better on older kit than 7, and more drivers are present from the start.

Other than that, you might want to give ANTIX LINUX a try. Its free and runs really fast on older computers.


Moderated by  Mark 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
La Plama Volcanic Eruption
by granny. 21st Sep 2021 3:26pm
Doctors appointments
by cools. 21st Sep 2021 8:38am
Emma Radacuna
by cools. 17th Sep 2021 9:53am
'Help' on Channel 4, 16th Sept.
by Greenwood. 17th Sep 2021 9:20am
Can You Recommend a Landscape Gardener in Wirral
by sneakypete. 14th Sep 2021 2:13pm
For Sale & Free
Nike Air Max 95 - Greedy 3.0 size 8.5
by Peter0787. 30th Aug 2021 3:21pm
Cat Boot's Size 9
by BultacoAstro. 23rd Aug 2021 9:28am
Member Spotlight
Capt_America
Capt_America
Wallasey
Posts: 1,515
Joined: July 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Crosbyhandyman, Ellem146, Kimberly459, TalkieToaster77, nidgy
13953 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Going to Hilbre island
by ultimate. 4th Sep 2021 4:44pm
Galtres School Bebington
by AllanB. 20th Aug 2021 7:36am
Dock Branch Park
by mikeeb. 6th Feb 2021 1:03pm
News : New Topics
La Plama Volcanic Eruption
by granny. 21st Sep 2021 3:26pm
Doctors appointments
by cools. 21st Sep 2021 8:38am
Emma Radacuna
by cools. 17th Sep 2021 9:53am
'Help' on Channel 4, 16th Sept.
by Greenwood. 17th Sep 2021 9:20am
Flooding
by cools. 10th Sep 2021 1:59pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Can You Recommend a Landscape Gardener in Wirral
by sneakypete. 14th Sep 2021 2:13pm
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
the over flow on bidston moss
by paul110180. 24th Mar 2013 8:05pm
What song are you listening to?
by . 24th Jun 2007 10:06am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 7:01am
Sunset Thu 7:07pm
Local Time Thu 9:47am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1