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Windows 7: Dell E521 W/4gb ram. Can I update to Win7?

15 Apr 2013   #1
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Dell E521 W/4gb ram. Can I update to Win7?

Hi,
I have a older Dell E 521 tower that is running fine on XP (originally came w/ Vista) Now that I have heard that XP may finally be on the way out would I be able to update to Windows 7? The tower is basically stock with the added ram I installed last year. The HD is I think 75gb so I might also update to 150.


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15 Apr 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run the upgrade advisor and see what that says: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20
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15 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi jjr

Take a look at the link below

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

It will tell you if your hardware could run Windows 7.

You would need to purchase a legit copy of Windows 7 .
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15 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If it came with Vista (Vista capable), means it should flawlessly run Windows 7. Make sure you have atleast 1 gig of RAM but 2 GB is strongly recommended.

Thanks,
Robo
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15 Apr 2013   #5
jjr

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks all, yeah I have 4gb or ram in it of more.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
If it came with Vista (Vista capable), means it should flawlessly run Windows 7. Make sure you have atleast 1 gig of RAM but 2 GB is strongly recommended.

Thanks,
Robo
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15 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow these steps to Clean Install Windows 7 deleting all partitions except Dell OEM if the Diagnostics will run from F12 - try it before install to test it and check your hardware.

In addition these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 will assure you get and keep a perfect install if you stick with the tools and methods given.
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16 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Dell has Vista 32/64 bit drivers so you should be OK. Be sure to download and use the Dell sound driver for proper operation. Most others will probably be installed by Win 7.

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