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Windows 7: OLD PC From 2000

10 Dec 2009   #1
LiLSmokerT

Windows Xp
 
 
OLD PC From 2000

i have a hp pavilion from 2000 and it has windows xp with 768mb of ram and 908mhz i was just wonder if my drivers are combatiable and if my system will run decently smooth with google chrome open

some one plz help


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10 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know about the drivers, you would just have to try to find out, but the minimum ram that MS calls for on x32 is 1GB and on x64 2GBs. I know from experience that x32 runs VERY badly on 512MBs of ram, which is why I have ordered some new ram. It may not run as good as it should, but you might get x32 to work.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It also calls for a 1GHz CPU. This may help you determine the situation:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx
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10 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

You can try it. I run it on a 1.2 ghz HP 510 test notebook with 528mb RAM. Altho it can't run Avast (lightest AV) or more than one gadget, it will do light web surfing and word processing.

If it can't work with the processor power it will refuse to install.

If you get it installed, then turn off Offline Files and Tablet PC in Services which are only expendable Auto services.

If it bogs, then you have to start taking out the Security Center. Media Center, Windows Search, Windows Defender service. But these mostly relate to RAM which you have more of than my 528, so you may not need to turn off any more than the two I did above.

Once you see if it will run then you can decide to up the RAM if you want to keep it. Try a test partition first.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I don't know about the drivers, you would just have to try to find out, but the minimum ram that MS calls for on x32 is 1GB and on x64 2GBs. I know from experience that x32 runs VERY badly on 512MBs of ram, which is why I have ordered some new ram. It may not run as good as it should, but you might get x32 to work.
Seekermeister is quite right. It should also be noted that the minimum requirements for running windows 7, don't included all the apps that you will install. So Win7 might work; but when you install office and any apps that come with your hardware (if you can find drivers for them) then you may have no system at all.

Download the upgrade advisor on the link that seekermeister sent and run it. Also look at your hardware and check the manufacturers websites to ensure that they have Win7 compatible drivers. Lastly, if you already have a copy on Win7, I recommend trying a dual boot set-up first (after backing up of course ).
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