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Windows 7: Should I also upgrade my laptop to windows 7?

31 Jul 2010   #11
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I have an old Fujitsu laptop that I upgraded from XP to Vista, then to Win7. Along the way, I boosted the RAM from 512MB to 1GB, then to 2GB.

It performs MUCH BETTER under Win7 than it did under Vista -- and the 2GB of RAM cost me less than the initial 512MB upgrade to 1GB!

It has an even lower grade processor than the OP's machine, but it still works well.

It also has an Intel 915 chip, meaning, it won't run Aero at all -- but there are plenty of Win7 Basic themes available through the Customization forum that improve the looks considerably.

IMHO, it was well worth the upgrade.


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31 Jul 2010   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bluehippo View Post
I recently upgraded my dell desktop from 2005 to windows 7. It works great. I want to do the same with my laptop, but I am worried the laptop is not good enough for windows 7. According to this site: PassMark - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs the laptop's processor is actually better than the desktop's but I'm still not sure. Here are the specs of my laptop:

Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5500 @ 1.6ghz
512 mb DDR2 ram
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
80 gb hard drive

Does anyone have a similar laptop that is running windows 7 good?
That exceeds the specs of a good system for Windows 7, however, it will run faster with a memory upgrade.
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 Should I also upgrade my laptop to windows 7?




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