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Windows 7: revive older PC


26 Mar 2010   #1

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
revive older PC

I have an older PC that I was wondering if I did a video card upgrade on it, would it support Win 7. The proc is a 32 bit Semperon 2.0 gig, the computer has 2 gigs of ddr ram and an IDE 160 gig HD. There is an optical drive too.
The video card slot is AGP. I was wondering if a Geforce 6200, 512mb 64 bit agp 8x card would run Aero on Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks for your time.



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26 Mar 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You should have No Problem

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7
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26 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello windowsfree.



Have a look at the link below to run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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26 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Be sure to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first.

That will tell you what you need to know.
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26 Mar 2010   #5

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
thanks for your reply.

Thanks for the reply, I have it running in a virtual machine on that computer and it runs ok. I figure if I can't run Aero, there is no point in having Win 7. I have a bunch of issues printing to a network printer and such....but I don't need to go into that now or in this forum. I already posted elsewhere. Thanks again.
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26 Mar 2010   #6

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
no can do

That PC is currently running Linux.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Be sure to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first.

That will tell you what you need to know.
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26 Mar 2010   #7

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
advisor is not gonna work

current OS on that computer is Linux

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello windowsfree.



Have a look at the link below to run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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26 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

See this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...hics-card.html

No guarantees it will work, but you can decide if it's worth the gamble to you.
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26 Mar 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

It's surprising how well some of these old dinosaurs are like newborn when powered by Windows 7. Take that prehistoric rig Doc's link points to; Maybe two of them still alive, one owned and used by Doc and the other in Smithsonian Institute, as a showpiece presenting how cavemen met their ladies in online dating sites using computers build with tools they had: a stone hammer, a couple of bear bones and heavy cursing.

Seriously, it's refreshing and fun to see how many of you fellow members have kicked new life to old computers.

Kari
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26 Mar 2010   #10

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
nope, didn't work

after rerunning the assessment my score went to 1.0 because of the graphics. Hmmm
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