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Windows 7: Most light version of windows 7.

14 Dec 2011   #1
muhammadali

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Most light version of windows 7.

Which version of Windows 7 takes very less resources (especially RAM)?


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14 Dec 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They are really all about the same. The starter version probably is the absolute lightest through.
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14 Dec 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Any of them will run well enough with 2 GB of RAM. 4 GB may be a noticeable improvement--maybe not.

RAM is so cheap now that I wouldn't make my version decision based on any minor differences in resource usage.

What might matter is what you intend to do with Windows once it is installed.
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14 Dec 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Muhammadali,

Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic would use the least and be cheaper, but not that much less resources used than the others. What's really important is what features you need to have in Windows 7, and then compare the editions to make sure that they have them included.

Compare Windows 7 Editions

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Dec 2013   #5
stsaerox

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 

Did anyone try a custom version of service pack 1 in a old pc?
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10 Dec 2013   #6
vhernandez7

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic

Requirements for Windows 7
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
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