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Windows 7: Will Windows 7 run smoothly on a non-powerful computer?

17 Apr 2009   #11
deathstriker

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Thanks a lot, guys!

I'll try upgrading the ram and getting a new Graphic Card.


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17 Apr 2009   #12
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Once it is up and running it is as fast but I would not say it is as light on resources. Don't get me wrong here mate I'm the biggest Windows 7 fan there is and yes it is as fast if not the fastest os out there but it does need more to actually get it up and running.
Agreed, it's absolutely not as lightweight as XP. XP can run (albeit not well) on 128 MB RAM, don't even think of that with Windows 7. Oh, and there's several *nix variants that blow the socks off 7 in terms of speed, so definitely not the fastest OS, though maybe the fastest Windows OS.
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17 Apr 2009   #13
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Windows 7 will run smoothly, but you may need more RAM to run the newer games.
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17 Apr 2009   #14
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
Little off-topic

Why separate Core for guest and host ?
You have a Core 2 Duo E6600 with hardware acceleration of Virtualization (Intel V-T) You should have better perf with the both core running on both OS (host and guest). The CPU and the virtualisation software know better than you how to manage proccess over the core.
Merci LePoilu. Je ne savais pas cette fonctionnalité de mon processeur.
Thank you LePoilu. I didn't know this functionnality of my CPU.
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04 Jun 2009   #15
deathstriker

Windows XP Professional
 
 

I'm really doubting....Microsoft now released new requirements for Windows 7...so does this mean my old computer can't run Windows 7 smoothly? or it just can't run Windows 7?

CPU SPECS:
Pentium 4, 3.00GHz
512mb DDR2-RAM
98mb Intel Extreme Graphics Card
80GB HardDrive

note: I've tested VISTA on this one, and it runs fine without the AERO INTERFACE.



How about on my other computer, this is newer, will Windows 7 run great?

CPU Specs:
Pentium D, 3.00GHz
1GB DDR2-RAM
128mb ATI Radeon 9200 Pro
120GB HardDrive
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04 Jun 2009   #16
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathstriker View Post
I'm really doubting....Microsoft now released new requirements for Windows 7...so does this mean my old computer can't run Windows 7 smoothly? or it just can't run Windows 7?

CPU SPECS:
Pentium 4, 3.00GHz
512mb DDR2-RAM
98mb Intel Extreme Graphics Card
80GB HardDrive

note: I've tested VISTA on this one, and it runs fine without the AERO INTERFACE.



How about on my other computer, this is newer, will Windows 7 run great?

CPU Specs:
Pentium D, 3.00GHz
1GB DDR2-RAM
128mb ATI Radeon 9200 Pro
120GB HardDrive
Yer should run fine on your newer computer not so sure about windows aero theme though.
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04 Jun 2009   #17
deathstriker

Windows XP Professional
 
 

how about on my old computer? will Windows 7 run fine without the AERO theme?
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04 Jun 2009   #18
ambientmf

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathstriker View Post
how about on my old computer? will Windows 7 run fine without the AERO theme?
I would say almost certainly.
The visual effects require decent hardware to run smoothly but it's definitely not necessary to have them enabled.
I'd recommend getting another gig of memory.
My sister has an Acer Aspire laptop with a Celeron M 560 and 1GB of RAM and it runs fairly smooth.

I think your dual-core Pentium would perform fine with Win7.
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04 Jun 2009   #19
deathstriker

Windows XP Professional
 
 

So disabling the visual effects on my old computer will make windows 7 run fine?

Well I guessed that's ok, at least it can run a newer version of Windows.
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04 Jun 2009   #20
ambientmf

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deathstriker View Post
So disabling the visual effects on my old computer will make windows 7 run fine?

Well I guessed that's ok, at least it can run a newer version of Windows.
Windows 7 feels a lot quicker than Vista, in my opinion.
Also, your old computer has twice the performance of the Pentium 4 specs you posted earlier so yeah, you should be able to run Win7 fine.
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