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Windows 7 or Windows XP?


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#1 samuel3

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:01 PM

Well i have a slow Windows XP laptop, and wondering if i should install windows 7 on it.

What are the requirements to have to run Windows 7?
Like a certain amount of ram to use?

On my Laptop i have 468MB of Ram, is that good enough to run it?

How do i install it, do i need anything?

Will Windows 7 run faster then XP?

Edited by samuel3, 04 April 2009 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:40 PM

1. With the spiffy new Windows Aero, it will eat up more resources than XP, so no.


2. It installs (pretty much) the same way all Windows OS's install.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:30 PM

Is there a link to download it?

Ifso, what shall i do before i install it?

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 07:16 AM

The window of availability for the Windows 7 beta has closed. It's thought Windows 7 may be released sometime toward the end of this year.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:32 PM

You may have another chance do download it when they allow people to download the Release Candidate (RC) sometime later this month or early next month.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

468 Mb of Ram.. If you have NOTHING else running you may be able to pull it off. I have 2 gigs of memory and I am currently Using 1 gig of it. I have AVG, Firefox, Hotsync Manager, Hp digital imaging monitor, Task Manager, and Windows 7 System Messenger running.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

Samuel3's PC might be better off with a memory upgrade or a lightweight Linux build.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:28 AM

1. With the spiffy new Windows Aero, it will eat up more resources than XP, so no.



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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:26 PM

Here's what you need to run Windows 7 RC (which is available for download right now):

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1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
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1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
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16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
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DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


You can get more info and download the RC here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx

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