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Windows 7: Most light version of windows 7.

14 Dec 2011   #1

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

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

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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

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,
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07 Dec 2013   #5

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

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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 Most light version of windows 7.

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