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Windows 7: Would Windows 7 have a chance at running on this PC?

21 Oct 2009   #11
Kari

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Remove the card, check the labels. You should find the type. It is something like TL-WXYYYZ, where X is a letter, YYY is a three digit number and Z is one or more letters (G, N or ND).

Kari


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21 Oct 2009   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think it's worth spending money on this system - unless you like challenges. Once you add up the replacement parts and the price for a Win7 license, you are close to the price of a new system with Win7. For $400 you can get a decent desktop, for $500 you get a decent laptop and for $600 a desktop with a 20" LCD screen. Shop around - here is a good place to start ( Deals2buy: Everyday hot deals and coupons ).
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21 Oct 2009   #13
brandonsh

Windows XP Pro... For now...
 
 

OK, I shall do that tomorrow. It's getting late now and I'm looking forward to going to sleep.
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21 Oct 2009   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What is the max memory your motherboard can take ?
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21 Oct 2009   #15
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

According to the info here Compaq Evo D500 Series with Pentium 4 Processors - World Wide QuickSpecs that MB can take an amazing 3GB of PC133 SDRAM!

The big issue is PC133 SDRAM is sooo old! <-- That means expensive!

newegg has 512MB for an avg of $60 or so USD
double that for a GB stick!

So if you keep things reasonable and stick with an additional 512MB of RAM, add a decent AGP 4x video card for around $30-40 USD, and a reasonable HDD upgrade of say $40, I'd say yes go for it! $130 or so isnt a bad amount to squeeze a few more years life outta that machine.

I would not max it out as that would be nearly as expensive as a new PC.
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22 Oct 2009   #16
brandonsh

Windows XP Pro... For now...
 
 

Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I've decided to get Vista first because the price of seven is a bit too steep...

Thanks,
BrandonSH.
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22 Oct 2009   #17
brandonsh

Windows XP Pro... For now...
 
 

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22 Oct 2009   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brandonsh View Post

I'm confused. I thought you wanted to install Windows7. But now I see Vista on your shopping list (with Vista you have a much slimmer chance to get away with your specs. Anything less than 2GB of RAM is a Vista dog).
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22 Oct 2009   #19
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brandonsh View Post
Take a look at the system specs in my profile. Can you tell me if (with a few upgrades, like RAM and HDD) this system could run Windows 7?

Much appreciated,
-BrandonSH.

P.S. First post!
Jeepers.

With 256MB of RAM, I'd question whether it was XP compatible!

Have you tried the Win7 upgrade advisor? It's not foolproof, but you may find it helpful.

I've installed the Win7 RC on an old notebook with 1GB of RAM, and internal graphics that were completely incapable of AeroGlass. It ran well enough.
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22 Oct 2009   #20
brandonsh

Windows XP Pro... For now...
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brandonsh View Post

I'm confused. I thought you wanted to install Windows7. But now I see Vista on your shopping list (with Vista you have a much slimmer chance to get away with your specs. Anything less than 2GB of RAM is a Vista dog).
Just above that post, there is one explaining why I've decided to do Vista. Also, we have a laptop with 1GB of RAM that runs Vista quite well.
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