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Windows 7: very big windows 7 question

20 Oct 2009   #1
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 
very big windows 7 question

hey guys my mum wants a pc so she can play online games on like poker and stuff so i have got her a pc witch is not the best but it don't need to be and now she says she likes my win 7 after using it a few times and she can't get used to xp again witch i can't blame her but will win 7 run on a p3 cpu and 768mb of ram and a 80gb ide hdd cup speed is 1.8ghz or 2.0ghz so you guys think it will run win 7 it will not have aero or anything i no that but i just wanted to ask be4 i go and rip xp off ther


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20 Oct 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The one thing you might want to look more into is the ram only being 768, I wouldnt try to run it on anything less then one gig. but thats me. Im sure the "Doc" will come by and point you in a much better direction then me being he has been playing with Win 7 and getting it to run on the lowest hardware he can.
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20 Oct 2009   #3
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

well if i need 1gig sure i can buy that just to keep the mother quite
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20 Oct 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would try it first with the available RAM. My Win7 runs in 460MBs right now. Since your Mum will probably be mostly on the internet, it might very well work.
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20 Oct 2009   #5
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

well i will try it on friday when i pick up the pc ther will be no programs installed on it as ther is no need for them so no start up programs slowing it down and i am looking for a nice light bowser to put on ther as IE is a bit heavy on ther memory and cpu from time to time but i will try it and if worse comes to it i will just buy some more memory and upgrade cpu
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20 Oct 2009   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Run the upgrade adviser from MS
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

I think it should be fine though.

~Lordbob
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20 Oct 2009   #7
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Run the upgrade adviser from MS
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

I think it should be fine though.

~Lordbob
I agree with LordBob. While it won't break any records in the Windows Experience Index it should run Win7.

One of my old Toshiba laptops is a P3 with about that much RAM, and it runs Win7.

Bottom line - if it can run XP, it can run Win7.

P.S. - You're a good kid to help out your mum as much as you can.
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20 Oct 2009   #8
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

As said if just browsing the web, and playing poker and stuff would be ok with 768mb of ram.

A few days ago I installed windows 7 x64 on an AMD sempron 1.8ghz with only 512mb of ram, it runs aero fairly ok. MY bro also does only web browsing, some office (word, power point), a little bit of chatting (windows live messenger) and some music.

should be ok!
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20 Oct 2009   #9
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

thanks for all the help guys the windows upgrade thing says it will run and it can run xp nice and fast so i will give it a shot on friday when i pick it up and i get my win 7 too oh and i am a good kid i have helped my mum out but i just won't let her use my pc any more as she has no clue what so ever what she is doing so i don't want her braking it and me not being an happy bunny hehe
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21 Oct 2009   #10
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your moms laptop should run just fine with Win7 installed. I have it installed on a Dell C600 PIII (700 MHz bat/1.0 GHz AC), 512 ram (maxed out) and 60 GB drive (5400 rpm), No AREO of course but can't have everything (I do plan to try "True Transparency" on it as someone says it will work, can only try). I find it faster and more responsive than it was with XP pro on it.

GO FOR IT.
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