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Windows 7: Win7 drivers!

22 Jul 2010   #1
sandwraith

Windows 7 x32bit
 
 
Win7 drivers!

Ok, i have installed Win7 yesterday for the 1st time on my PC.
My pc components are next:

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20Ghz
RAM memory: 1.50 GB
System type: 32-bit
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon x1600 series (but gonna change it soon)


So, I have 2 questions to ask.

Question 1:
Am I gonna have problems with Win7 with those components above?

Question 2:
Because ATI didn't release drivers for my graphic card from X series of cards,
am I gonna be able to use Vista x32bit drivers, are they compatible for Win7?

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Jul 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandwraith View Post
Ok, i have installed Win7 yesterday for the 1st time on my PC.
My pc components are next:

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20Ghz
RAM memory: 1.50 GB
System type: 32-bit
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon x1600 series (but gonna change it soon)


So, I have 2 questions to ask.

Question 1:
Am I gonna have problems with Win7 with those components above?

Question 2:
Because ATI didn't release drivers for my graphic card from X series of cards,
am I gonna be able to use Vista x32bit drivers, are they compatible for Win7?

Thanks.
1. You should upgrade your RAM, 1.5GB is barely sufficient for most applications, you should have at least 2GB
2. Vista drivers will work
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about running the win7 upgrade advisor.
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22 Jul 2010   #4
sandwraith

Windows 7 x32bit
 
 

Thanks all.

@whs
Great, it says everything works perfect.
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22 Jul 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandwraith View Post
Ok, i have installed Win7 yesterday for the 1st time on my PC.
My pc components are next:

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20Ghz
RAM memory: 1.50 GB
System type: 32-bit
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon x1600 series (but gonna change it soon)

So, I have 2 questions to ask.

Question 1:
Am I gonna have problems with Win7 with those components above?

Question 2:
Because ATI didn't release drivers for my graphic card from X series of cards,
am I gonna be able to use Vista x32bit drivers, are they compatible for Win7?

Thanks.
The processor is close to what I have and there are no problems. I have 4 GB of ram. If you can add some, it will make a difference as to how your PC runs, but what you have now should be good. I found that all the drivers were on the Win 7 disk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2010   #6
sandwraith

Windows 7 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The processor is close to what I have and there are no problems. I have 4 GB of ram. If you can add some, it will make a difference as to how your PC runs, but what you have now should be good. I found that all the drivers were on the Win 7 disk.
Ye, I can add.
I will buy 1GB more... which should be enough for x32 bit version, right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2010   #7
boxterduke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandwraith View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The processor is close to what I have and there are no problems. I have 4 GB of ram. If you can add some, it will make a difference as to how your PC runs, but what you have now should be good. I found that all the drivers were on the Win 7 disk.
Ye, I can add.
I will buy 1GB more... which should be enough for x32 bit version, right?
yeah since 32-bit won't see more than 3gig ram.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boxterduke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandwraith View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The processor is close to what I have and there are no problems. I have 4 GB of ram. If you can add some, it will make a difference as to how your PC runs, but what you have now should be good. I found that all the drivers were on the Win 7 disk.
Ye, I can add.
I will buy 1GB more... which should be enough for x32 bit version, right?
yeah since 32-bit won't see more than 3gig ram.
You'll be fine. 2.5GBs is ample for a decent performance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2010   #9
Bob7772

Depends...
 
 

Quote:
. You should upgrade your RAM, 1.5GB is barely sufficient for most applications, you should have at least 2GB
Depends on what you are going to be running. If you're going to treat this machine like XP, I would just disable a bunch of the unnecessary system processes and services with msconfig, it'll drastically speed things up. If you want to game on it or play any resource heavy programs (maya, photoshop, etc...), I'd definitely get more RAM. Otherwise aim for somewhere between 30-50 processes running (you can check with Task Manager). But aside from that, if this is a laptop, I wouldn't use it for gaming anyway.
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