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16 May 2010   #1
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 
Another will this laptop Handle Windows 7 Thread

Hey guys, I've got an old laptop here that I'm fixing for a friend. It's a decent little system and still works ok.

It's a Lenovo C200 Laptop currently running Windows XP.
It's got a Intel Celeron M 420 (1.6 Ghz CPU) with 512mb of ram, and a 40GB HD. It's also got what I think is the Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics.

I'm debating weather I should just wipe it and reinstall Windows XP with SP3 and give it back, or if I should upgrade to 7.

Thoughts?


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16 May 2010   #2
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Unless your planning on adding memory and hunting up a better CPU I suggest skipping Win7 & XP and install
Windows 2000.

That thing is WAAAAAYYYYYYY to old to run for much longer.

40gigs? I cant find those anywhere else but ebay!

Don't waste your time.
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16 May 2010   #3
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

lol.. 2k huh. ya right. It's got a Built for windows XP and uh oh.... really. "vista Capable" sticker on it. that must count for something right. haha!

I know it's old. I've done many laptops in the last few months and this is the oldest one. it runs XP perfectly fine. and I'm pretty sure many people have put 7 on weak systems. I was just hoping to hear if others have done anything around this level of system performance. at least the GMA 950 can handle Aero, the last laptop I did only had the 915 chipset and doesn't work with Aero, and it runs 7 perfectly fine sir!
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16 May 2010   #4
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

You said it..Vista "capable". The term that launched a thousand lawsuites!

512mb RAM
Celeron!?!

Windows 2000
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16 May 2010   #5
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Thanks for your help. but I'm not looking for Win2k suggestions.. sorry. Thats not helping me any. I've ran 7 on similar systems sir. I'm not retarded. I know it's old

I'm just looking to see what others here think, and what others have installed 7 to. cuz I know many have put them on some netbooks with ease. You can't tell me that the Celeron m 420 1.6 Ghz is much slower than the 1.6 Ghz Atoms.. cuz it's not. and they handle 7 pretty well. mine does at least.. thanks anyways though.
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17 May 2010   #6
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

lol at windows 2000

it will run windows 7, although its probably gonna be sluggish. 512 ram is fine for windows 7(i have a pc with 512 that i put 7 on and it runs just fine) but the processor is gonna bog u down. best to just put xp back on there. and then when u give the laptop back to your friend u can tell him its time for a laptop upgrade
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17 May 2010   #7
kucing13

 

nothing wrong with installing windows 7. its not vista we're talkin about here. still the traffic might not be clear
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17 May 2010   #8
AussieGuy92

 
 

my laptop has a intel celeron 2.0ghz with inbuilt graphics and 3gbs ram and it runs windows 7 64bit perfectly so it does go to show that windows 7 will run even on low end laptops.
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17 May 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you bumped the memory to at least 1 GB, you'd be fine.
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17 May 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you bumped the memory to at least 1 GB, you'd be fine.
iv seen people who have run Win 7 on 512MB ram, but 1GB is the official minimum, honestly though, 2GB would be better, that seems to be the "just enough to run without wanting to rip my face off" point
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