Testing on a Virtual Machine Does Have a Purpose That Translates to PC’s.

By Tim

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Testing in a VM is always a good practice.

The other day I tested an install of Windows 7 on the Chuwi HiBook here and all went well. What I was really doing was confirming that my old DVD of Win7 transferred properly to a flash drive and all went well.

So yesterday I proceeded to upgrade a rather old Dell Precision M6300 laptop to Windows 7. The only thing I had to do to get it working perfectly was to install the Nvidia Quadro  FX 1600M drivers and all is working perfectly. I used the 64 bit Vista drivers available from Dell and so far they work just fine!

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So if you happen to own one of these older laptops from Dell, you can get Windows 7 running on it. Incidentally there are newer drivers available from Nvidia, but I saw no reason to upgrade since these Dell drivers are working perfectly.

Incidentally I installed Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit, SP1. I won’t be running any updates, because as the old saying goes, if it’s working, don’t fu$% with it!.

Tim

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