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Windows 7: Can my system run Windows 7?

28 Aug 2009   #1
Muhammad

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Can my system run Windows 7?

I've decided to try out Windows 7 on my own system. But before doing that, I need some important information. Will my system be able to run Windows 7? Currently, it runs a Linux distribution (Fedora) and it runs very well on it. I plan to do a clean install of Win7. Will Windows 7 perform reasonably smoothly on a PC with the following specs:

Pentium D with 2 cores @3.00 GHz
512MB DDR2 RAM (I've read in many places that people have run Windows 7 nicely on systems with that much RAM, is that true?)
Intel D945GCCR Motherboard
128 MB of Intel video memory (not sure of the model number)

Is my hardware up to the match to run Windows 7? If so, will it run smoothly without crashing too much?


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28 Aug 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Muhammad and welcome to Se7en Forums

Should install and run fine; however for best results you will need to increase the amount of RAM. Why not give it a go and see what happens?
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28 Aug 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi muhammad,

i agree with dwarf - you should be okay, but it will run so much better with more ram...

why not try a dual-boot for a while to see how it goes?
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28 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
I've decided to try out Windows 7 on my own system. But before doing that, I need some important information. Will my system be able to run Windows 7? Currently, it runs a Linux distribution (Fedora) and it runs very well on it. I plan to do a clean install of Win7. Will Windows 7 perform reasonably smoothly on a PC with the following specs:

Pentium D with 2 cores @3.00 GHz
512MB DDR2 RAM (I've read in many places that people have run Windows 7 nicely on systems with that much RAM, is that true?)
Intel D945GCCR Motherboard
128 MB of Intel video memory (not sure of the model number)

Is my hardware up to the match to run Windows 7? If so, will it run smoothly without crashing too much?

Muhammed

It will run win 7 but some of the more complicated video effect may not run. I have a dell with similar cpu, video and 1 gig of ram and it runs fine. If you think you could afford to upgrade your ram it would be a big improvement

Ken
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28 Aug 2009   #5
Snufffed

 

MS has a Win7 advisor on site. it does check your current system and all installed. what id does is tell if there will be any problems. I do highly recommend you go to MS Site and download the Win7 advisor.
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28 Aug 2009   #6
Muhammad

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the warm welcome!
I think I'll try Windows 7 before adding any RAM; better to see if it runs smoothly than add more RAM before even knowing that. If it runs too slowly, I'll think of something else to do.
Yes, I might dual-boot it with my Linux OS.
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28 Aug 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not too sure that many are running Win7 smoothly with just 512MB of RAM. It might be possible, but I can pretty much assume that performance will be minimal.
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28 Aug 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

is this a linux user possibly switching to windows?
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28 Aug 2009   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It certainly won't harm to add more RAM. Even your Linux OS should feel the benefit.
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28 Aug 2009   #10
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muhammad View Post
I've decided to try out Windows 7 on my own system. But before doing that, I need some important information. Will my system be able to run Windows 7? Currently, it runs a Linux distribution (Fedora) and it runs very well on it. I plan to do a clean install of Win7. Will Windows 7 perform reasonably smoothly on a PC with the following specs:

Pentium D with 2 cores @3.00 GHz
512MB DDR2 RAM (I've read in many places that people have run Windows 7 nicely on systems with that much RAM, is that true?)
Intel D945GCCR Motherboard
128 MB of Intel video memory (not sure of the model number)

Is my hardware up to the match to run Windows 7? If so, will it run smoothly without crashing too much?
Hi Muhammad,

Like Dwarf said and you already suspected, 512mb isn't much.

I would go even a little further. It's no use running Win7 on 512mb.
The OS will run on it and as long as you only run the OS it will run fine,
but what's the use of an OS if you can't run your programs on it?
You won't be very productive with it.

DDR2 ram is still very cheap, so I recommend installing at least 2gb.

Another problem might be your Intel graphics.
You stand a big chance you won't be able to use Aero (the translucent shell).
My laptop doesn't run it either, but I don't miss it.

So if you go for it, upgrading the ram is a must, really.

Greet and good luck.
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