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Windows 7: System Requirements

05 Apr 2011   #1
Anon34

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
System Requirements

Hello guys,

So i am planning to upgrade into Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I just wanna know what are the system requirements for it? at the moment i have Windows 7 32bit Home Premium, 2GB RAM, and Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU 2.60 GHz (going to updrage the CPU soon.)

cheers


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05 Apr 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello there. This are Windows 7 system requirements for Windows 7.
Copyed from here

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If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
  • 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
But this are just minimum system req. Of cource if you want to play games,work with big programs like Maya,SolidWorks,AutoCAD/CAM etc... you'll need more that 4gb ram memory and also fast cpu. (that also costs more money. )
Give us more info about what you want to work with your pc.
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05 Apr 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The first thing you should do is fill out your system specs. Then we can give you a better answer on how the Windows 7 will run.
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05 Apr 2011   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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05 Apr 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Have you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
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05 Apr 2011   #6
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

I would suggest to add 2 GB more in order to use Ultimate, just because it has more services started than any other version (Ultimate concatenates Home Premium, Enterprise and Pro in one edition)... that should be more than enough unless you want more intensitive apps running on your machine.

By now I have HP and Pro with 4 GB and they run just fine, I even use Photoshop and Particle Illusion and no slowdowns. Your processor is just fine

See ya!!!
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05 Apr 2011   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX
Ultimate concatenates Home Premium, Enterprise and Pro in one edition
Your half right, Enterprise and Ultimate are identical, it's just Enterprise is for business, and Ultimate is for Home (officially)

Actually, ALL versions of Windows 7 are Ultimate, they just have features locked out, depending on what edition you install. This is how Easy Upgrade works, it just unlocks more features when you upgrade.

I will second the recommendation to go to 4GB of Ram, not because Ultimate starts more services, (it doesn't.... Windows only starts the services you actually need, so unless you're using Ultimate only services, such as Bitlocker, then it won't start more) but because 4GB of Ram seems to be the "sweet spot" when it comes to 7

Not to mention the fact that you only really start feeling the benefits of 64 bit at 4GB of Ram, (it's not the only difference, but it's probably the most significant)

Having said that, 2GB of Ram is enough to run Ultimate comfortably, but it really does depend what your using it for. Anything beyond light tasks like Web browsing, word processing etc, and you may have a problem.
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05 Apr 2011   #8
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Compare my specifications to yours. It will run Ultimate.
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15 Apr 2011   #9
Anon34

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thx for the replies guys! really appreciate it.
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15 Apr 2011   #10
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

It's not a requirement - but if you don't have 4gb+ of ram you may as well stick with 32bit.
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