Will Windows 7 (or maybe 10) work on an old Intel Atom CPU Netbook?

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    Vista x64 / 7 X64
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    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
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    No go for us here
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
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    TechnoMage2016 said:
    I have the Acer One Netbook, same age and same Atom cpu. But, only 1.5 GB of ram....
    I have an Acer One Netbook also, though a much newer AMD Athlon II 64-bit, and 2GB RAM. It runs W7HPx64 slow as molasses!

    I also have an Intel Compute Stick with Atom quad-core and 2GB RAM that came with W10Home I believe. I have never powered it up.

    But the OP should give it a try, starting w/8.1 as you suggest.
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    Those computers are bottom of the barrel designed to be cheap and extremely portable. They barely have any resources.
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    townsbg said:
    Those computers are bottom of the barrel designed to be cheap and extremely portable. They barely have any resources.
    Yes, and that's exactly why I have mine, it goes on holiday/vacation with me. Good enough for some light browsing, but so cheap it's virtually a disposable item. No worries if it got lost/stolen/dropped
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    Bree said:
    Yes, and that's exactly why I have mine, it goes on holiday/vacation with me. Good enough for some light browsing, but so cheap it's virtually a disposable item. No worries if it got lost/stolen/dropped
    Plus, they're cuter than a bug's ear!

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    Bree said:
    Yes, and that's exactly why I have mine, it goes on holiday/vacation with me. Good enough for some light browsing, but so cheap it's virtually a disposable item. No worries if it got lost/stolen/dropped
    They are only qualified for what I call "light" computer use and even then barely. They have hardware decent for XP but not anything later. According to the wikipedia page M$ released a stripped down version of 7 for it. I'm not sure how you would get it now. You might see this: Netbook - Wikipedia

    You might try raspberry pi. It is a modern yet small computer with 4gb of ram with usb3. There are kits that include a small screen. Buy a Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit – Raspberry Pi
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
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    Well, the OP appears to be another One Post Wonder, not having come-back, but in the end he wants to use something he already has.

    IMO if all he wants is to surf and email and shop, then revert to XP as it obviously worked well enough at one point.
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    maxseven said:
    I have an Acer One Netbook also, though a much newer AMD Athlon II 64-bit, and 2GB RAM. It runs W7HPx64 slow as molasses!
    a 64bit OS is never good enough with 2gigs of RAM. need 4Gb of RAM or greater to run an x64 OS effectively
    either 2Gb or 3Gb of RAM is fine for 32bit Windows but kinda slow for 64bit Windows

    the OP can only run x86/32bit windows OSes as the CPU on the OP's netbook only supports 32bit Windows
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
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    Well the browsers on XP are ancient and some website like youtube have moved past them.
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