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Worth it to upgrade to 7? What do I need ?


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#1 dflahe

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

   i have a 8 year old Toshiba A75-S1253 laptop with XP., SP3, 1.5 g Ram, 3.2 GHz, 55 GB Hard drive  If I want to upgrade to 7, what do I need to buy? or should I just buy a new one?? 



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

Considering the age of the machine and that Win 7 will struggle on it, you will probably find that just buying a new machine will be a better deal both financially and functionality wise.

 

You can still run XP on it if you don't connect it to the net, or even load Linux (which will run just fine too) if you'd like to try something different.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:04 PM

The following is the minimum requirements for Windows 7. Please remember that you have to take into account other software you will be working with on windows 7 and their requirements as well.

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

I would Just buy a fresh Machine you dont have to buy the most expensive One just better than xp. 



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:01 PM


Windows 7 computers still available at:
Tigerdirect.com
- Laptops & Notebooks (all)
- Laptops Notebooks with Windows 7 <- click your price range to narrow search

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

You can download the following Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser and use it to see if your computer can run any version of Windows 7.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:43 PM

Thanx to everyone who responded... Seems like a new machine is in order...My son helped me partition the drive on my old Dimension 4300 , and install Lubuntu, and it's been pretty good as my back-up..I'll have to have him help me again !! Are there tutorials about doing this?? Do I need an install CD ???

( I really dig the names...Saucy Salamander, etc etc ) Thanx Again...Dana


Edited by hamluis, 21 February 2014 - 04:41 PM.
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