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Windows 7: possibility of running windows 7?

04 Apr 2012   #1
stephenb1992

32bit windows xp
 
 
possibility of running windows 7?

hey i know i posted a while back about my other pc but i've recently brought a new one it's not great but im just woundering if it will run windows 7, My screenshot will show spec's of the pc just to let you know it does include hyperthreading.

I do reckon the ram could do with a bit of an upgrade but i think the maximum my tower will allow is 2GB,
My tower is a dell optiplex 210L.

thanks

stephenb1992




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04 Apr 2012   #2
netbox

Win7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

you can run Windows 7 on that 1gb RAM if your system is 32bit, if 64bit u need atleast 2gb...
though, more RAM the better.
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04 Apr 2012   #3
stephenb1992

32bit windows xp
 
 

so it would run well on this lame pc? :P.
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04 Apr 2012   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I ran it on a computer with 1GB of RAM and it was not horrible, but I also did not use that machine for anything that qualifies as multitasking. If you can get to 2GB without spending an arm and a leg it would be a passable student computer.

A 2GB kit like this would not be bad:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Memory, Desktop Memory, 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM, 2GB (2 x 1GB)

PS: I googled your board and it appears to have two DIMM slots with 2GB max. Double check that that is correct before buying anything!
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04 Apr 2012   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephenb1992 View Post
so it would run well on this lame pc? :P.
Define "well".
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04 Apr 2012   #6
stephenb1992

32bit windows xp
 
 

yup your correct , i'm just worried about installing it then it running really lame or something lol
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04 Apr 2012   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What do you plan to use the computer for? Listing a few programs you use often would help.
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04 Apr 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Install a good video card, add the ram and you`ll be fine.
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04 Apr 2012   #9
stephenb1992

32bit windows xp
 
 

@profdlp, well runescape,facebook stuff like that i suppose.
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04 Apr 2012   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephenb1992 View Post
@profdlp, well runescape,facebook stuff like that i suppose.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Install a good video card, add the ram and you`ll be fine.
Do that ^
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