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Windows 7: Building wife a new computer

03 Nov 2019   #1
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 
Building wife a new computer

My wife just goes on the internet; forums, websites, Facebook and kindle books. Her computer has been very slow and problematic. It's a old AMD 2 core with 4g of ddr2 ram.



I have a AMD FX 8150 processor and fan ( I am aware that it is actually a 4 core I get the class action suit notifications) I ordered a Asus M5A78L-Mplus mb and 8g of ddr3 ram.


I will use this and everything else in her current system. I'm hopeful it will work well.


I plan to reinstall her current copy of W7 and may follow the instructions on upgrading to a free copy of W10.


Any thoughts?



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03 Nov 2019   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You are doing good! You both do routine OS and data partitions onto external media?
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03 Nov 2019   #3
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
You are doing good! You both do routine OS and data partitions onto external media?
Yes generally I set them up with the OS on one partition and everything else on another. The main reason I posted here is to make sure that it will be likely that this processor mobo combo will be fine for years to come for someone just surfing the web.


Oh and she has had a 32bit copy of w7 any reason to (or not to) move up to a 64bit OS?
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03 Nov 2019   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

32 bit Windows can only address 4 GB RAM. 64 bit can address far more. For what she does, I don't know why she would need more than 4 GB.
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04 Nov 2019   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Crazy how Newegg still lists the FX 8150 as an 8 core.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
32 bit Windows can only address 4 GB RAM. 64 bit can address far more. For what she does, I don't know why she would need more than 4 GB.
I had forgot about that when I ordered the 8gb ram. Guess it will be a 64 bit system.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think no 16bit anything will run in w7 64bit.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Quote:
on the internet; forums, websites, Facebook and kindle books.
Try Mint Mate or Cinnamon?
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You don't need to install Win 7 to then downgrade to Win 10.

- Download Win 7 (64bits if you going to have more than 4G of memory, 32 bits if you will keep it with 4G). In my opinion, 4G and 32 bits is all she needs.
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- Do a clean install Clean Install Windows 10 | Tutorials
- When it ask for a key, insert your win 7 key (must be from a retail copy or from a never used COA sticker key)

In my opinion, Win 7 is still a better OS (more stable)
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You don't need to install Win 7 to then downgrade to Win 10.

- Download Win 7 (64bits if you going to have more than 4G of memory, 32 bits if you will keep it with 4G). In my opinion, 4G and 32 bits is all she needs.
windows10
- Do a clean install Clean Install Windows 10 | Tutorials
- When it ask for a key, insert your win 7 key (must be from a retail copy or from a never used COA sticker key)

In my opinion, Win 7 is still a better OS (more stable)
I already paid for the 8gb of ram so I installed a fresh copy of w7 64 and activated it. I'm with you I like w7 better. I built up a new music computer I7 processor the mobo will only run on w10 so I've had no choice but get used to it. So I will wait till I need to upgrade. It just came as a surprise that free upgrades were again available.
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