Do these optios sound about right?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by orlos1, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. orlos1

    orlos1 MDL Novice

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    I just bought a Sony Vaio VGN-A270, it came with Windows XP professional and no recovery disks.

    I would like to load Windows 7 on it, and have a Win 7 Professional DVD.

    Does this sound about right:

    Since the Bios is not showing as having SLP 2.1 (or any version for that matter), I am going to need to get a modified bios from someone to have any hope of activating?

    If I had to go back to Windows XP (I have the Windows XP sticker on the bottom of the laptop which I assume I could use), I would need to get a DVD with Windows XP Professional? (I do have a Windows XP Home Upgrade DVD but didn't think I would be able to use with the key I have?)

    Does this sound about right? Suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Install the repository win 7 ISO's then use loader to mimic slic 2.1
     
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  3. orlos1

    orlos1 MDL Novice

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    So, for example the DAZ Loader would work? Sorry, just wasn't sure that was an option if my bios was showing no SLP version.
     
  4. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    It should still work fine on your laptop, I have a old XP laptop & Daz's method worked fine for me ;)

    Just install your chosen edition of Windows 7 (Starter to Ultimate, NOT Enterprise) then run Daz's application.
     
  5. orlos1

    orlos1 MDL Novice

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    Good to know, thanks for your help guys!