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Windows 7: Did I upgrade to Win7 on PC that can't handle it?

11 Feb 2012   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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I'm running Windows 7 X64 on a much weaker laptop than yours. It's fine. It also originally came with Vista. The hardware requirements of Win7 are similar to Vista; I've never read of a Vista machine that couldn't run Win7.

It sounds like your Windows installation is corrupt. If you did an upgrade-in-place from Vista, you might consider doing a clean install instead. More easily said than done, but it's batter than limping along with a semi-broken OS.
I've been avoiding a clean install due to lack of time. Now that school is finished and there is no job on the horizon, time is not quite the issue. But I still have to find all of my software and make sure I have re-install media. Ugh. But I think you're right.
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11 Feb 2012   #12
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

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Reported no problems.
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11 Feb 2012   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

If you can place a dvd in the tray and read instructions then doing a clean install is a piece of cake. There is plenty of help here. I would definetly get all your data off the harddrive before you start and verify that you have it all. Then you can install windows a few times til you get it down.
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11 Feb 2012   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

MS required the manufacturer's Upgrade Kits to provide a clean-copy Installation DVD so you can clean install/reinstall just the OS for vastly superior performance. Sounds like it's badly needed.

Get it perfect and then get an image so you never have to reinstall again: Clean Reinstall steps

Remember you will be using the Product Key which came with the Upgrade Kit DVD.
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12 Feb 2012   #15
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
MS required the manufacturer's Upgrade Kits to provide a clean-copy Installation DVD so you can clean install/reinstall just the OS for vastly superior performance. Sounds like it's badly needed.

Get it perfect and then get an image so you never have to reinstall again: Clean Reinstall steps

Remember you will be using the Product Key which came with the Upgrade Kit DVD.
Yeah, that's what I'm going to use to do the upgrade. I'm still collecting all the info I need and saving all the documents I need to save before doing the upgrade.
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