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Windows 7: Does this computer work on Win7?


11 Nov 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Does this computer work on Win7?

Was wondering whether my computer will work with Windows 7. I have already gone on the website to download the programme from Microsoft that tells you yes or no and I have cleared that test only with the warning that if I choose 64-Bit I will need additional RAM. My only concern is is that someone I know also cleared the test and their motherboard wasn't compatible. The specs I can find are written below-
Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium
Denver 10 Motherboard
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180
NVDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nFORCE 630i
2.00 GB RAM
220 GB HARD DRIVE

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11 Nov 2009   #2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delilah95 View Post
Was wondering whether my computer will work with Windows 7. I have already gone on the website to download the programme from Microsoft that tells you yes or no and I have cleared that test only with the warning that if I choose 64-Bit I will need additional RAM. My only concern is is that someone I know also cleared the test and their motherboard wasn't compatible. The specs I can find are written below-
Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium
Denver 10 Motherboard
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180
NVDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nFORCE 630i
2.00 GB RAM
220 GB HARD DRIVE

Welcome to SevenForums delilah95


I looked at the PackardBell info, & could not see exactly how much more Ram you could add to that motherboard.

You could try a couple of other FREE programs to check out your system info.

CPU-Z available at MajorGeeks . com

System Info for Windows at

SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala


Also VistaForums Sys Info from SevenForums sister site is available for you

VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

But I think Windows 7 will be possible
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11 Nov 2009   #3

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Should be fine in 32bit, the shared video may limit some graphic features. 64 bit may have driver problems.
Ken
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11 Nov 2009   #4

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the Greeting and extremly quick reply.

Unfortuantely the actual Packard Bell Website is extremly uninformative.
Althought RAM isn't a issue according to Microsoft with my computer I am just unsure of doing things incorrectly and messing the computer up big time!
Thanks for your advice I will look into the programmes you have listed and see if I can find any additional information.

Thanks
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11 Nov 2009   #5

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Should be fine in 32bit, the shared video may limit some graphic features. 64 bit may may have driver problems.
Ken
Thanks.!
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11 Nov 2009   #6

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

Cpu-Z will show how many Ram slots on motherboard & type & speed & sometimes Manufacturer of you ram


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11 Nov 2009   #7

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I believe I have seen this programme before, so this will tell me how much I can upgrade by or how many upgrade slots I have got. Excellent
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11 Nov 2009   #8

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Should be fine in 32bit, the shared video may limit some graphic features. 64 bit may have driver problems.
Ken
What is mean't by shared video?
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11 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

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11 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delilah95 View Post
What is mean't by shared video?
Video that uses the system RAM, rather than dedicated video memory.

It will limit the amount of RAM that's available to Windows. However, you only need (I think) 128MB of video memory to support Aero Glass (3D features of the Windows 7 desktop), so that's basically negligible if you have 2GB of RAM.

As you're already running Vista on the system, it's unlikely that any of your peripherals would lack drivers. You may need to download the chipset drivers:

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.49 WHQL

if the Windows disk doesn't already contain them.

I can't guarantee that you'd find Windows 7 to be a worthwhile upgrade, but it appears that you should be able to do it. I recommend a custom (clean) install over an upgrade-in-place, but you can do either with the (cheaper) retail upgrade version.
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