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20 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
questions on windows 7 for minlaptops

i have a minilaptop DELL that has intel atom processor, 2gb ram


can this laptop handle windows 7 ultimate?


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20 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well of course it can...Ultimate has nothing special about other then a few extra features.
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20 Jul 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

You can run the upgrade adviser to confirm that.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

And go through
this Compare Windows 7 Editions
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20 Jul 2012   #4

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Sure, you can install it, no problem. The question is why would you want to install Ultimate on it vs Home Premium? The difference between the two in cost is significant and the only difference is a few features. If you don't need the features of Ultimate, why pay for them? For instance, Ultimate allows you to install XP Mode feature but XP Mode would run terribly on a machine with an Atom processor and only 2G of RAM. Another feature would be the ability to join a domain. Most users don't need that ability. Do you?

The only reason I would install Ultimate on that machine is if I somehow got the OS for free or no cost difference between it and a less featured version of Win 7.

For the greatest majority of users, Win 7 HP is all they need.
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20 Jul 2012   #5
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Where did you get Ultimate? How is it being activated?
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