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Upgrade EeePC to Windows 7?


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#1 Cecilia421

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:02 PM

Hi, all,

 

I have an EeePC 1005HAB running WinXP 32-bit Home Edition. I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 7 64-bit. Here is a Speccy report I just ran on the machine. Is there anyone here who can tell me what would have to be done to upgrade to Win 7 or if it's even possible/worth it? I'm comparing the cost of buying a new one to upgrading the old one, and I'd like to have an idea of what would need to happen before I start call the local computer stores.

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/foo4SktAQZAWeexGGjNI1Zp

 

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

No go.  Your CPU is not 64 bit.  Even if it was,your system would be as slow as molasses running WIN7

(32 or 64 bit) on that CPU with one gig of RAM.

 

EDIT: Not to mention finding drivers for that vintage.


Edited by dpunisher, 11 August 2013 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

What about 32-bit Windows 7? Could I add more RAM to make it run better?


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

Yes, you can add more RAM, but you still have an older system, with a single core ATOM, that will be crawling under WIN7. 

 

You aren't going to gain anything spending money on obsolete RAM, and an OS upgrade.  It is just money down the drain.

 

Is there some reason you need WIN7? 


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Well, XP is on its way out, and the computer classes I'm taking for college are all in Win 7.

EDIT: I guess I'll look into getting a new one. Thank you for your help!!!


Edited by Cecilia421, 11 August 2013 - 05:10 PM.

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