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Windows 7: Warning! for those upgrading from xp to 7

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM, ubuntu 11.04, windows xp home edition sp3 32bit
 
 
Warning! for those upgrading from xp to 7

You're computer is most likely running a pentium 4. When I upgraded, It took four hours to load because it is outdated. It runs unbearably slow and freezes at spots. My friend owns a business and had to upgrade a guys software from xp to 7. He ended up giving the guy his money back because it ran so slow. Be prepared to spend south of 400 bucks to upgrade

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19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1
 
 

Dodge, The reason that the OS Windows 7 was Shipped with a minimum Requirements was to ensure that users read what there computer was supposed to be running as a MINIMUM of hardware.

If you did not check the MINIMUM Requirements then that was your fault to be honest,

also there is no problem with the Pentium 4, I had Windows 7 Home Running on an old Celeron D and Pentium 4 Before i upgraded to my current version, and it ran with few problems.

You cannot blame others for ingnorance to even check the system requirements, thats like buying a Pc game and running it on a Mac, It has to be compatible.
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19 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dodge2461 View Post
You're computer is most likely running a pentium 4. When I upgraded, It took four hours to load because it is outdated. It runs unbearably slow and freezes at spots. My friend owns a business and had to upgrade a guys software from xp to 7. He ended up giving the guy his money back because it ran so slow. Be prepared to spend south of 400 bucks to upgrade
Seconding that....Windows 7 runs GREAT on a Pentium 4.
Sarcasm or you didnt read the Post Properly?
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19 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I installed Win 7 on a few P4 machines, but they all had at least 1.5GB of ram and a newer hard disk.
the last one I did was a P4 2.8Ghz Dell with 2GB of ram and a new 1TB Black SATA drive. Ran excellent.
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19 Jul 2011   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

That is why MS makes this. > Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows ....and it is FREE!

It is not MS fault.
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19 Jul 2011   #6

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@Op - Not true, Windows 7 runs great on a 9 year old HP zd7000 series laptop with a Pentium 4 3.06GHz. Besides, Windows may act like this without the necessary drivers, but when given the right drivers, it runs great.
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19 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM, ubuntu 11.04, windows xp home edition sp3 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
That is why MS makes this. > Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows ....and it is FREE!

It is not MS fault.
I tried it. It said everything was fine except that i couldnt use aero. My friend told me It should take 30 mins to install, 1 hr tops. It took me 4 hrs and runs so slow. 10 mins at starting windows screen. Now im upgrading to new hardware and 64bit
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19 Jul 2011   #8

W7 Professional x64
 
 

How much rAM do you have?
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19 Jul 2011   #9

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

It should be enough RAM to run I think since OP said he ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which if didn't flag any errors... should be ok. It could be due also to a really bad DVD read speed or something like that (4 hours and more for installing Windows 7).
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19 Jul 2011   #10

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, but that doesn't mean it's going to be fast XD. The DVD drive thing is legitimate though, I probably wouldn't have thought of that.
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