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Windows 7: Should I install Win7 in this PC?

26 Aug 2014   #1
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Should I install Win7 in this PC?

Hi!

Very quick doubt.

I have a friend's laptop. Presario F700 series.
Single core AMD 2Ghz. 2GB ram. GPU Nvidia 7000 series.

Came with Vista. Was running XP but it's all virused and slow now.
Should I reinstall XP or might try 7? 7 is lighter so I thought it'd work fine, the processor is even 64bit capable.


What do you think?


Thanks


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26 Aug 2014   #2
midou35000

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi,
I think you should install XP because it is very light for that old PC and you will not have a good experience with that PC in windows 7 especially in performance or it may even not install windows 7 cause the PC is too old for such OS.
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26 Aug 2014   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I installed Windows 7 32 bit on my daughter's Compaq Presario F767NR when she owned it. I don't recall having trouble finding working drivers or installing, and it ran reasonably well.
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26 Aug 2014   #4
midou35000

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I installed Windows 7 32 bit on my daughter's Compaq Presario F767NR when she owned it. I don't recall having trouble finding working drivers or installing, and it ran reasonably well.
Really?, okay.....
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26 Aug 2014   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Really!

It was too long ago for me to remember the entire experience, but I think the only trouble I had was (thinking to) installing the chipset driver. That was probably the Vista driver installed in Compatibility Mode.
But she ran W7 on it through college.
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26 Aug 2014   #6
midou35000

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Okay That seems to be good but it depends on you Ron if you like alot of features you should go to 7 but if you like simple and easy and a OS that doesnt have a lot of errors you can go to XP.
Again You choose
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26 Aug 2014   #7
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If that laptop was capable of running Vista, it is capable of running Win 7. Drivers shouldn't be an issue because Vista drivers can be used in Win 7.
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26 Aug 2014   #8
midou35000

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Drivers shouldn't be an issue because Vista drivers can be used in Win 7.
Dont be so sure my cousin had too much problems with vista drivers on windows 7.
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26 Aug 2014   #9
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes that is possible. It depends on the device manufacturer and how closely they develop the driver to Windows specs.
Most of the problem drivers we have seen here were not installed in Compatibility Mode.
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26 Aug 2014   #10
midou35000

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Yes that is possible. It depends on the device manufacturer and how closely they develop the driver to Windows specs.
Most of the problem drivers we have seen here were not installed in Compatibility Mode.
Yep.
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