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Windows 7: Wanting to install Windows 7

08 May 2009   #1
xmackx

Windows XP
 
 
Wanting to install Windows 7

Hi,
Recently I bought a laptop for my girlfriend (used) HP Pavilion:
AMD Athlon 1.6ghz 64 Bit
1gig RAM (2gig available)
nVidia Graphics Card

I installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64, we both loved it, ran smooth for about a day and then things went wrong. You know the normal Vista problems: shutting down unexpectedly, BSOD, bogged down. Anyways, I tested I think it was the first release MS came out with of Windows 7 and loved it but it was too buggy.

What do you guys think about me installing Windows 7 on her laptop?


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08 May 2009   #2
bytheway

Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Hey, welcome to the forums. You can have a bit of reading and see for yourself, at least you will need the extra gb of ram. cheers
  • A PC for testing that meets these minimum system requirements (specific to Windows 7 RC and subject to change in the final version of Windows 7):
    • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher drive
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tructions.aspx
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08 May 2009   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Yes go for it, partition the HD and dual boot.
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08 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Windows 7 will work fine on your lappy, even with 1GB ram as i've only 768MB
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08 May 2009   #5
bytheway

Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Maybe on an x86 install but would 1gb of ram for x64 and aero work just fine? If so they should lower their min requirements then..!
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08 May 2009   #6
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

I haven't tried 64 on anything less than 2GB, but I know 32 will work with 512MB of RAM, so it seems likely that 64 will run on 1GB.
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