Is Windows 7 Compatible with a Dell Dimension 8400?
by cajunpunk - 12/15/09 9:16 AM
I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and passed with flying colors. However, I went to the Dell website and among the two Dell Dimensions listed that were compatible, the 8400 wasn't listed. I've updated my RAM and my video card and I am in the process of replacing the HDD, which I will install Windows 7 to, and installing a DVD-RW drive. I want to upgrade what I have, rather than buy a new PC.
I am no computer technician by any means, but I am hoping that Dell's website doesn't have the 8400 listed as compatible because of the basic specs of the system. Now that I have upgraded it with RAM and a better video card, I don't see what the problem is.... unless my mother board or something can't handle it.
Any thoughts? I thought I could give it a shot, but I would rather not if it is going to cause major problems. I was going to pick up Windows 7 later today, and it would be great to hear back before then.
Thanks a lot!
Pr: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (speed 2.92 GHz)
Video: GeForce 9500GT 1g
Windows XP Home Edition 32bit