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Windows 7: Can this computer run Windows 7

22 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Can this computer run Windows 7

I bought a new computer that came with an extra copy of Windows 7 64 bit, i was planning on giving it to my brother, can this computer run Windows 7 64bit?

Type: HP
Brand: DX2450
# of CPUs: 1
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4450B
Speed: 2.3GHz
RAM: 2 GB ( 2x 1 GB PC2-6400 )
Hard Drive: 80 GB SATA HDS721680PLA
1MB L2

Bus Speed: Hyper Transports 2000MHz
Optical/Media: DVD-ROM
back: 2x ps2 , 4x usb , 1x vga , 1x nic , 3x 3.5mm audio front: 2x usb 2x 3.5mm audio, PS2 mouse and keyboard ports

Audio & Video: Sound Card (Realtek HD) and Video Card (Nvidia GeForce 6100)
Windows Vista Buisness 32-Bit

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22 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yes, especially if it ran Vista already. Windows 7 x86 would run well, probably better than Vista did.

You won't see any benefit from running an x64 OS with only 2 GB of memory, so there's no harm in staying with Windows 7 x86 (32 bit). Your license key will work with either platform.
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22 Aug 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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Have him run this Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
when you say a came with an extra copy of Windows 7 does it have its own key different than your new computer?
If not it is not an extra copy.
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22 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

It sounds to me that the Poster bought Win 7 and received the 32 and 64 bit in one package. If this is the case, you can only use one of them at a time. They only have one Key. You would not be able to give one away.
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