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Windows 7: What Win7 on my old pc

09 Apr 2012   #1

Windows Professional x64
 
 
What Win7 on my old pc

Hi,

I have a computer with a singlecore 1.8 ghz (sempron 3000+), ati 4650 and 1gb ram.
What Windows should I install on this system and why?

Thanks in advance.

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09 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

run this tool to figure out whether your pc is capable Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows for basic users Home Premium is a good option, heres a comparison http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...oducts/compare
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09 Apr 2012   #3

Windows Professional x64
 
 

There is no OS installed on it at the moment. So I can't run it
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09 Apr 2012   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, 32 bit.
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09 Apr 2012   #5

Windows Professional x64
 
 

Will the system run slower with home premium ?
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09 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

The only stumbling block that will slow things down at this point is the amount of RAM. 2 Gig's would be much better. Another thing-running the advisor is really important if at all possible. Then again, you will need all of the drivers for the machine. Some will suggest that the more current the better. This is very important as some add-in cards and devices are not well supported.
My Sempron 3400+ with an nVidia 6200 video card runs great with WIN 7. It started life as an XP SP3 machine.
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09 Apr 2012   #7

Windows Professional x64
 
 

OK thanks, I'll try to install Win 7 Home Basic. If this fails, I will fall back at XP SP3
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09 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The processor appears to support 64-bit addressing but only single channel memory. More important will be the motherboard and available drivers. The motherboard may not support more than 2Gb so a 64-bit OS is a waste. A six year old processor is antique by todays standards. It would probably make a good word processor, web browser and email client but I wouldn't expect it to run any current software with high processor demands. While it is pretty speedy, it's a single core/thread processor with limited throughput.
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09 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Good points carwiz.
Mathii: XP SP3 is very stable for many things that one would be doing. Just remember that the most current software is being designed with WIN 7 and multi-core processors in mind. Definitely give WIN 7 a try and if possible upgrade the RAM anyway. Good luck with the setup in any case.
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09 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Windows 7 starter might run better than home premium. It will have less features but might run smoother on the old hardware and limited ram. However, I'm not sure where you could obtain a license as it's generally only the OEM manufactures who can get the win 7 starter license.

Stephen
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