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Windows 7: cpu will not take windows 64 bit

31 Jul 2014   #11
steveyboi

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

no problem brink and thanks for letting me know the one to download.hi addram yes i do have an activation key for my windows 7 64 bit.problem with reinstalling xp on it is there is no support for windows xp anymore so would i still get the updates needed if i installed xp.hi lehnerus2000 i do intend to upgrade the ram to 2g as thats the maximum the laptop will take.whats linux distro.is that a good operating system.i would prefer to put windows 7 32 bit on thou if possible.many thanks all


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31 Jul 2014   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

IIRC, I ran the W7 32 bit Betas on a motherboard with only 1 GB of RAM.

Once you get 2 GB of RAM, you shouldn't have any issues running W7 32 bit (unless you want to edit video, play the latest games or run virtual machines).

Linux Distros (Linux Distributions) is a term covering a large number of operating systems that use the Linux Kernel.

Various groups release Linux "all-in-one software packages" (Linux Distros) containing:
  • Kernel
  • Desktop Environments/GUIs
  • Drivers
  • Software:
    • Firefox or other Internet browser
    • Thunderbird or other email program
    • Graphics program
    • Media players
    • Libre Office or other office software (word processor, spreadsheet program, etc.)
Linux Desktop Distros :
  • Generally use less resources than Windows (HDD space and RAM)
  • Aren't vulnerable to malware designed for Windows (Flash and Java are still potential problem sources though)
I used to have Ubuntu installed on my PC, up until a couple of years ago, but I couldn't abide Unity or GNOME 3 (GUI components) so I swapped to Linux Mint.

I an currently using Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) triple booting with XP and W7 Ultimate (64 bit).
It is very similar to XP/W7, unless you like tinkering with the system files.

I'm using it at the moment and it's currently using ~1 GB of RAM running:
  • Firefox with 15 tabs open (~450 MB)
  • A couple of other programs
If you have an DVD burner you can burn a Live DVD (you can also create Live USB sticks).
A Live Linux DVD/USB can be run without needing to install it on your HDD.
If you use a Live USB you can save settings and files to it.

When my motherboard died (a couple of years ago) I ran a Live Ubuntu CD for a week, on my backup PC, without a HDD (it only had a CD drive).

It is handy to have a Live Linux CD/DVD/USB for dealing with certain Windows issues (e.g. rescuing files from damaged Windows installs).
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31 Jul 2014   #13
steveyboi

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

thankyou for all that info.i have linux mint on a desk top pc that i purchased off a mate.it does run very well.only problem i do have with it is i cant change anything on it as my mate who has since moved away from the area had a password on it so althou i can log in i cant add programs or change anything as i have no contact number for him to find out the password.other than that linux mint has not given me any issues at all.so for windows 7 32 bit i just need to upgrade my ram which was my intention as it only has 512mb at the moment.but may check out linux mint aswell
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31 Jul 2014   #14
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

You could use the Hidden Admin program and get in and change it . Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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31 Jul 2014   #15
steveyboi

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

how do i do that.when i purchased it from him i switched it on and it never asked for a password so assumed all was ok.then i put it to one side for a while and used my other pc.only really purchased it off him to help him out as he needed the money but thought its always good to have a spare pc incase the other goes wrong.iv also noticed on ebay that the linux mint discs are so cheap.is there one i should look out for as there seems to be so many on there
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31 Jul 2014   #16
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Option 2 does not work for you ?
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31 Jul 2014   #17
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

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31 Jul 2014   #18
steveyboi

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

whats option 4.sorry i dont have the linux mint pc booted up at the moment
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31 Jul 2014   #19
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

the link i posted
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31 Jul 2014   #20
steveyboi

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

oh yes thankyou very much for that yard dog.will post up to let you know how i get on once i get round to trying it.
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