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Windows 7: Which is lightest of the windows 7 versions?

16 Feb 2013   #1
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 
Which is lightest of the windows 7 versions? SOLVED!

I just got a small 8" netbook that has the 1.6ghz atom CPU and 1gb ram, it had XP on it but its corupt so i want to put win7 on it but i know win 7 wants 2gb or more ram to run good,,, is Windows Starter going to be lighter than home or ultimate? It has 160gb HDD so size/space doesnt matter any


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16 Feb 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Starter edition is probably the better deal. But 2GBs would be better. Is there no way to add RAM. Check with the Crucial scanner (Maybe in safe mode): Use the Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer
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16 Feb 2013   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRockZ View Post
I just got a small 8" netbook that has the 1.6ghz atom CPU and 1gb ram, it had XP on it but its corupt so i want to put win7 on it but i know win 7 wants 2gb or more ram to run good,,, is Windows Starter going to be lighter than home or ultimate? It has 160gb HDD so size/space doesnt matter any
I believe that the hardware requirements are the same for all of the retail versions of Win7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate).

Starter probably has lesser hardware requirements, but it's normally only available with a netbook or notebook. Do you have a way of acquiring it legally?
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16 Feb 2013   #4
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRockZ View Post
I just got a small 8" netbook that has the 1.6ghz atom CPU and 1gb ram, it had XP on it but its corupt so i want to put win7 on it but i know win 7 wants 2gb or more ram to run good,,, is Windows Starter going to be lighter than home or ultimate? It has 160gb HDD so size/space doesnt matter any
I believe that the hardware requirements are the same for all of the retail versions of Win7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate).

Starter probably has lesser hardware requirements, but it's normally only available with a netbook or notebook. Do you have a way of acquiring it legally?
Well im installing Starter now,, i used an ISo from digital river and will use my license key from an old netbook i have that is totally fried,, i hope it works,, it should,, so far everythings moving along nicely,, slow but nicely. The XP install was blue screening no matter what i did even whne trying to recover the factory install.
I ran a secure erase, then set up my partitions through diskpart and am now installing W7S.
Should be a nice deal once its all working considering i got the net book for 30 bucks
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16 Feb 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It will be interesting to know whether that will activate with the key of a defunct different system.
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16 Feb 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please please let us know how the activation works out for you. When I RMA my motherboard with the exact same except serial number I had to call Microsoft.
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16 Feb 2013   #7
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

It worked fine
burned System was:
Acer AOD250- with win 7 starter
this one is:
Acer AOD150- now with win 7 starter
While i was working on finishing it up tonight a neighbor who was over bought it off me for $150 LOL
I made 120 profit on that flip Heheheee
It was in perfect working order when he left with it, says he wants to upgrade the ram to 2gb so when he gets that told him id install it no charge!!
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17 Feb 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Was it activated with the COA?
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17 Feb 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If it doesn`t activate then your buyer has to buy a key from microsoft or you will have to reinstall XP on it. I hope you told him what you did, and he knows that you sold him just a netbook, and he knows he may have to buy 7.

If it activated fine, that`s great. Now keep your fingers crossed for 30 days.
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17 Feb 2013   #10
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

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It worked fine
Nothing more to say i sold it and the junk netbook with the legal COA
SOLVED!
Thanks guys!
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