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Will Windows 7 work on this machine?


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#1 Derek Ellis

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:16 PM

She has an older (about 8 years i think) Compaq Desktop. It has 512MB of RAM, a 40GB Hdd, an Intel Celeron 1.6Mhz CPU, and an uknown low end video card. Does anyone know it this can run it? She is currenly running Windows Xp

I found this at a thrift store, re-intstalled the OS, maxed the RAM (according to crucial.com), and added a video card to take a load off the CPU (it has integrated video)

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#2 Derek Ellis

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

Well after reading some of the other threads i have found this

Minimum System Requirements:
Internet access (to download Windows 7 RC and get updates)
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


So...if the system has only 512MB of RAM (which is half of the min required) will it install at all? Or if i do install it, just run very slow?

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:37 AM

I installed it on my test machine (a P4 2.4 Gig with 768 memory and 32 Meg PCI video card). Runs better than the same setup with Vista.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:03 AM

If she will let me (probably since she complains it too slow) i am going to try it out. She lives out of state, so i wont be able to do it until i go visit again. She is pretty computer clueless, other than email and MS office.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:06 PM

If she will let me (probably since she complains it too slow) i am going to try it out. She lives out of state, so i wont be able to do it until i go visit again. She is pretty computer clueless, other than email and MS office.


Who the hell is "she"?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:49 PM

My Mother-in-law, did you read the title?

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:35 PM

Go here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en and download/install the win7 advisor beta from microsoft .

it will scan your Mother-in-law's system and tell you just what you need to upgrade hardware; if anything.

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