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Questions on whether Windows 7 can be used on this notebook

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#1 TechSavvyGuy10


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:30 PM

Hello all, I have a notebook computer that I am trying to figure out if I can run Windows 7 on.  It has an Intel Atom N270 CPU that registers 1.60GHz, 160 GB HDD, ASUS 1005HA with BIOS, and memory.  It has DDR2 RAM, which I seen somewhere won't work for Win 7 and should be DDR3 or newer, but I am not sure how true that is.  Also I had seen that while around 1GB of RAM is needed to install Windows 7, it is better for there to be 4GB for it to run properly and without multiple issues (such as slowness, errors, and hang-ups).  Also it does have a DirectX 9c graphics.  So please advise me on whether this can be upgraded to run Windows 7 (as a clean install probably), whether as it is or with better or upgraded parts.  If not would it be better to just buy a newer laptop with Win 7 already on it or switch to an operating system such as Linux (keeping in mind that this notebook Is going to be used by a person that is not very knowledgeable about computers and how to work them, so the simpler it is to work, surf the internet and use things such as media players and social media the better it will be).  I thank anyone who is able to offer advice or help in this.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:58 AM

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor


Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx


Windows 7 Upgrade Guide All Your Questions Answered Maximum PC - http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/windows_7_upgrade_guide_all_your_questions_answered



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