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Windows 7: Preparing my laptop

18 Mar 2015   #1
mrstaz2014

32bit windows 7
 
 
Preparing my laptop

I have a del latitude 620 laptop it was a Dell XP professional install when I bought it the guy. It put on windows 7 just a quick install the hard drive was outdated the memory card or RAM stick was only 0.5 Mb memory I am trying to see if when I put a new RAM which I have got a ram of 500 gb that I am buying for my computer and I've just bought a two GB RAM memory card and I was wondering if somebody can tell me which would be the best I want to install home Premium windows 7 onto my laptop it is a older model 2000 model I'll post a picture with it I want I want to know if a 64 bit or a 32 bit which one would be better for my laptop


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18 Mar 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With only 2GB of RAM, 32bit is the better solution. Did you check whether your new RAM Dimm is compatible with the mobo. You can have it checked here:

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18 Mar 2015   #3
mrstaz2014

32bit windows 7
 
 

I think it worked just fine as before the hard drive decided to crash hard drive was an 80 gb hard drive I bought it with a low grade memory card already and the ground as it was outdated. I already put a driver updater I told you try to repair it and I see the updates on it but then hard drive to crash hard drive was the original from when it was actually XP Professional
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18 Mar 2015   #4
mrstaz2014

32bit windows 7
 
 

I apologize for how it is everything said the hard drive was outdated the driver was kept saying there was so much out date on everything that was in that guess whatever the drive was I told you I don't have a very good when it comes to computers but I do that's why I'm asking to make sure I don't put something in my computer that's going to make it crash
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18 Mar 2015   #5
LaurieD227

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

While you are waiting for expert responses, you might want to take a look at some of the Tutorials in another section on this forum

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/

or there might be some threads of interest in a couple of the other sections of this forum: there are sections devoted to Hardware and Devices, to Drivers, and to General Discussion (links below)

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/
http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/

As someone else who does not know a lot about computers, I have found these sections extremely helpful.
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18 Mar 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are you planning to replace that disk. Is it a Sata disk ?
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18 Mar 2015   #7
mrstaz2014

32bit windows 7
 
 

which disk are you talking about are you talking about the hard drive as if that's what you're talking about then yeah but no its not a SATA. Hitachi
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18 Mar 2015   #8
mrstaz2014

32bit windows 7
 
 

the hard drive that I had in this is it has SATA a capability
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18 Mar 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrstaz2014 View Post
which disk are you talking about are you talking about the hard drive as if that's what you're talking about then yeah but no its not a SATA. Hitachi
There is probably only that one disk. And Hitachi can be anything - Sata or IDE.
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18 Mar 2015   #10
mrstaz2014

32bit windows 7
 
 

so what does that mean can you explain it to me
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