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Windows 7: upgrade to Windows 7

03 Feb 2011   #11
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Does the computer need to run Aero for its intended use?
For my use....why would I want to install windows7 if I couldn't play with the cool crap it offers.....I have this brand new rig with all the latest hardware, and I dig it, I just thought I could update the old machine without spending too much...just because....it's winter, I'm bored, and I like to F$%& with this stuff, so yes, I guess i would want Aero if I'm going to do it, I'm just looking for the cheapest way...


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03 Feb 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I don't read minds, contrary to what my wife expects, so that's why I asked. I've set up plenty of old systems for a person to use that couldn't run Aero, yet the system ran fine anyway.

If you do require Aero, I would think a video card is the only thing that you'd need to worry about. The rest is more than capable.
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03 Feb 2011   #13
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Well, I don't read minds, contrary to what my wife expects, so that's why I asked. I've set up plenty of old systems for a person to use that couldn't run Aero, yet the system ran fine anyway.

If you do require Aero, I would think a video card is the only thing that you'd need to worry about. The rest is more than capable.
thats OK, but its about the same cost...if not a little more for a video card, as its the old AGP, i can get the MB for around $55....
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03 Feb 2011   #14
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Why not get a low profile agp card?

XFX NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card
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03 Feb 2011   #15
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
Why not get a low profile agp card?

XFX NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card
You wouldnt have any idea if this is compatible with Win7? its pretty cheap, only $40
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03 Feb 2011   #16
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RC48 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
Why not get a low profile agp card?

XFX NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card
You wouldnt have any idea if this is compatible with Win7? its pretty cheap, only $40
No offense that was only 1 suggestion and you're the one who is buying it, it takes 5 seconds too look.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 260.99 WHQL

I'm sure that is the right model.
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