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Windows 7: Is it a bad idea to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on an XP system?

15 Apr 2013   #21
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexander Moore View Post
Already found everything here : http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&lang=en&cc=us

I don't trust CNET very much. CNET is like this big downloads middle-man that often doesn't even have the latest version of stuff. I always try to go to the source whenever possible.

I should download the Win7 x64 version, yes? Since that's what I want.

I tried Windows 8 on a friend's computer once. It's awful. Now way. I'm hopeless navigating that crap.

Historically, Microsoft only get's their shit right on every other attempt. I eagerly await their 9th OS, however I feel that Win8 is all about tablets and touchscreens.
I wasn't suggesting that you download from there, I simply found your system specs there, and posted a link so you could verify them, that's all.

Yes, you'll need the 64-bit version.

Windows 8 is fine once you install Classic Start to bring the start menu back. It then looks
and runs pretty-much the same as Windows 7.

Good luck!

Wenda.


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15 Apr 2013   #22
TwoCables

 

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Honestly, I think between 2 and 4GB. I'm gonna guess you'll say 32 bit is better to install than 64? I didn't think it'd really matter performance-wise except in systems that have enough power (memory etc) that there's a different between them. I figured in systems with low memory and hardware it won't really matter. Is there cons to installing x64 software on a low-end system?

Her current Windows version is 64 bit anyway, though.

I can't get into the system because it's filled with crappy Chinese software and viruses and takes 30 minutes to boot up. As-is, it's garbage really.
Oh, now I know why we're not looking at it. lol Yeah, I wouldn't want to touch that either.

If it has 4GB, then 64-bit Windows 7 should be ok. If it has 2 GB, then it might not because then it might present performance problems due to not having enough memory.
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15 Apr 2013   #23
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

*sigh*... so I guess I HAVE TO run this piece of junk and look. Alright, alright...

Seriously, it takes it a good 30 seconds to respond to a right-click.

What's this Classic Start?

I personally despised Windows 8 because of it's tablet looking interface. I just want the plain old look of Windows 7.

Edit: Started it and Chinese spammy crap came up and I can't navigate it since Windows is in Chinese on it. I AM NOT TURNING THAT COMPUTER ON AGAIN. I'm just going to take x64 and test my luck with it.

I'm choosing Windows 7 since the manufacturer only has driver packages up to Win7 Ultimate.

I really dislike how Windows 8 works overall anyway. Everything's moved around and my old way of diagnosing and repairing stuff has all been changed.

Edit 2: Would updating the BIOS be a good idea? I've never updated BIOS before but I know it's a process called "Flashing the BIOS". Any good online tutorials I can follow?
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15 Apr 2013   #24
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexander Moore View Post
What's this Classic Start?

I personally despised Windows 8 because of it's tablet looking interface. I just want the plain old look of Windows 7.
Here are some of the following that can make Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7 for the most part:
I think I'm forgetting a few.
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15 Apr 2013   #25
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. I'll look into it.

Please see my 2 edits that I added onto my last post.

The non-free software is why I'm a TPB user. As long as I don't have to look at the God-awful comments there...yeesh (EG: GUISE UR ALL ST00P1D IT D03Sn'T woRk ur a n00b lul PLZ SEED)
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15 Apr 2013   #26
TwoCables

 

Updating the BIOS isn't necessary for this.

Anyway, keep us posted on how this is going!
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15 Apr 2013   #27
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I've always gone with 64 bit if the system is compatible, and, of course, all the hardware has usable driver support. Done a few 2GB RAM systems without real problems
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15 Apr 2013   #28
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well it looks like I'm going to have to look elsewhere for the drivers since the HP website is giving me "Service Unavailable" errors. I was afraid they might be like this since they're supposed to be slowly leaving the computer industry (they are still doing that, right?).

I'll keep you posted.
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15 Apr 2013   #29
TwoCables

 

Yeah, that server took several minutes to finally show me the page you linked where you select the operating system. I would try again later.
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15 Apr 2013   #30
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexander Moore View Post
Honestly, I think between 2 and 4GB. I'm gonna guess you'll say 32 bit is better to install than 64? I didn't think it'd really matter performance-wise except in systems that have enough power (memory etc) that there's a difference between them. I figured in systems with low memory and hardware it won't really matter. Is there cons to installing x64 software on a low-end system?

Her current Windows version is 64 bit anyway, though.

I can't get into the system because it's filled with crappy Chinese software and viruses and takes 30 minutes to boot up. As-is, it's garbage really.
Hi there
remember older computers might not be 64 bit capable.

Cheers
jimbo
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