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Windows 7: should i upgrade to windows 7?

23 Jan 2013   #1

windows vista ultimate 32 bit
should i upgrade to windows 7?

these are my specs:
intel pentium 4 2.6 ghz (ht enabled)
1.5 gb ram
80 gb hard drive
ati radeon 9600

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23 Jan 2013   #2


You will probably need more RAM and a better CPU for it to be a good experience.
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23 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I would get rid of Vista, install XP on that.
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23 Jan 2013   #4

windows vista ultimate 32 bit

is 2 gb ram and 3.2 ghz pentium 4 enough
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23 Jan 2013   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deadman1133 View Post
is 2 gb ram and 3.2 ghz pentium 4 enough
Yes, but for 64 bit I would suggest 4GB RAM.
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23 Jan 2013   #6

Win 7

I have a box with those same specs. It's barely adequate for XP, good enough for a print server. But definitely not adequate for Windows 7.
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23 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

just take notes for Microsoft, it says:If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

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

So according to your configuration, it's okay for u to update to windows 7
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24 Jan 2013   #8

windows vista ultimate 32 bit

i will install 32 bit not 64 bit
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24 Jan 2013   #9


Well I can tell you now it will be horribly slow and sluggish
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24 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 64 Bit

My recent experience with upgrading from Xp to Win7.
If using the the "classic" desktop the screen redraw speed is slow (processor usage shoots up) when dragging a window over another one,(Dual Core Processor, ATI HD4600) I had to install a custom "classic" Aero theme to solve this.
if you are happy using the standard Aero theme, that works fine.

For your machine spec, I would stick with Xp, the only reason I upgraded was to use the extra memory I had installed.
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