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Windows 7: Installing on old laptop?

09 Feb 2010   #1
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Installing on old laptop?

I have this laptop lying around "Samsung sens p28" The drivers were virtually non-existent for even XP when I googled. How much of a possibility/headache would it be to get Win7 going on it? I'd just like to use it as music station.

It's 1.6ghz 2gigs ram btw


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09 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So far specs seem OK, but that is not enough to go on.

Try downloading the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. That will tell you for sure.

Good luck!
~JK
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09 Feb 2010   #3
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
So far specs seem OK, but that is not enough to go on.

Try downloading the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. That will tell you for sure.

Good luck!
~JK
There's no OS on the machine now, the upgrade advisor needs to be on the machine that's getting the install I'm guessing?

I guess I'm curious if the machine basically has no support or central location on the web for drivers would someone who has more experience with Win 7 venture a guess as to how much trouble it would be worth, if at all?

thanks!
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09 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, the Upgrade Advisor needs to be run from an OS.

They say Windows 7 has much better driver support than Vista. Give it a try! You don't have any data to lose from it.

You don't even need to pay for a license key to try it out. You can use Windows 7 unactivated for 30 days.
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09 Feb 2010   #5
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

I believe in 1.6 Ghz... it can be little depressing that you expect it to be... More like a headache
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09 Feb 2010   #6
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 

true true about the data, thanks for the response.
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09 Feb 2010   #7
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hi bounce, you may have a look at this link for system requirements needed to install Win 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx
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09 Feb 2010   #8
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
How much of a possibility/headache would it be to get Win7 going on it?
Just for a music station, you should be fine I think....
Quote:
Compaq Presario 700

900-MHz AMD Mobile Duron CPU

496MB of RAM, 64KB L2 cache

integrated Via ProSavage KN133 graphics chip with 16MB of SDRAM

20GB hard drive
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09 Feb 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
I have this laptop lying around "Samsung sens p28" The drivers were virtually non-existent for even XP

It's 1.6ghz 2gigs ram btw
XP drivers here: (no win 7)

SAMSUNG's Digital World - Support=


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09 Feb 2010   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Work maybe, work well no.
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