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Laptop candidate for Windows 7?


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#1 OmegaWolf747

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:46 PM

I've read that Win 7's hardware requirements are greatly reduced from Vista's and are more in line with XP's (about a 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, etc.). My Toshiba laptop well surpasses those requirements and I was wondering if it would be a candidate for a 7 upgrade, or at 1 1/2 years, is it too long in the tooth?

If I did upgrade, I would buy the full DVD and do a complete format and install.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:55 PM

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Absolutely. Microsoft aimed at Windows XP users who have a RAM size of more than 1GB and a 1GHz processor, to be able to upgrade!

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:00 PM

In that case, to the computer store I'll be a-going when this is released! Hasta la Vista, baby!

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:08 PM

:huh:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:04 AM

Beta software specs are different from the specs when the OS is released.

For example, when I beta tested Vista Ultimate I was able to install it on an old Toshiba M45 laptop with 512 mB of RAM.
I tried to install the release version and it just won't let me (primarily due to the graphics card).

The thing to do is to read the hardware specs carefully before purchasing. Those won't be available until around the time that Windows 7 is released.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:18 PM

I absolutely agree. Hardware specs can be a killer sometimes. And sometimes you have to buy a new computer :huh:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:20 PM

But isn't the whole idea of Windows 7 that it's supposed to be leaner than Vista?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

It is leaner, but still partially mocks the Aero theme in Vista and is the new Aero. Aero does require good hardware specs. They just leveled it out so it wouldn't make users have to buy too much or buy a new machine! :huh:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

I don't intend to use Aero. I always use Windows Classic.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

Right on! A performance boost can happen if you just use Windows classic. :huh:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:04 PM

For certain. I value functionality over form.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:19 PM

Windows Visual Experience is so great! I like the way they have developed it!!

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:20 PM

As long as it does what it's supposed to; that's all I care about. :huh:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:23 PM

Your signature shows your specs, which are good specs nonetheless! :huh:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:25 PM

Yeah, that's what I'm banking on. I'm still disabling Aero though. I don't know if my UT2004 would work with that scheme enabled.

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