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Windows 7: How well will W7 run on my notebook

18 Dec 2010   #1
scott46

XP Pro
 
 
How well will W7 run on my notebook

I have a two and a half year old Compaq notebook maxed out at 2GB Ram that came with Vista. As soon as it was out of warranty, I wiped the hard drive and installed XP Pro. I've run W7 Upgrade Advisor and it says W7 will run on my machine. My question is does it matter which version (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate) and which bit (32/64) to get the fastest system? Most of what I use it for is the internet and email. Maybe some video. Not a heavy duty user.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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New info 18 Dec:

One thing I forgot to mention is that as a student I can upgrade to W7 Professional for $65 or I can get W7 Home Premium for $125 from Costco. Any suggestions?

Thanks for all the replies so far.


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18 Dec 2010   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

If your planning to use it only for internet, mail, videos and other normal tasks, you'll be good to go with Home Premium.
And 32bit or 64bit? Well, i think the below article will answer your questions-
Windows 7 32-bit vs 64-bit
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18 Dec 2010   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
If your planning to use it only for internet, mail, videos and other normal tasks, you'll be good to go with Home Premium.
And 32bit or 64bit? Well, i think the below article will answer your questions-
Windows 7 32-bit vs 64-bit
+1 I'd do home 32bit so long as its a personal computer

- no reason to pay more for the office version, or ultimate.
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18 Dec 2010   #4
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott46 View Post
I've run W7 Upgrade Advisor and it says W7 will run on my machine. My question is does it matter which version (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate) and which bit (32/64) to get the fastest system?
Also, Search Sevenforums or google for info on how to speed up your system even more when you get it, provided you decide it isn't fast enough. You sacrifice appearance for speed, but you may find a balance that you can enjoy, its worth checking out
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18 Dec 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

If the maximum amount of memory supported by the notebook is only 2GB, I would consider the 32-bit version. As regards the edition, Home Premium would be the ideal choice.
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18 Dec 2010   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott46 View Post
I've run W7 Upgrade Advisor and it says W7 will run on my machine. My question is does it matter which version (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate) and which bit (32/64) to get the fastest system?
Also, Search Sevenforums or google for info on how to speed up your system even more when you get it, provided you decide it isn't fast enough. You sacrifice appearance for speed, but you may find a balance that you can enjoy, its worth checking out
Just to add to it- Optimize Windows 7
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