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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade

01 Aug 2010   #1
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade

I have an old laptop i say old it`s 3 yrs old
Specs are : INTEL PENTIUM DUAL CORE cpu T2310 @1.46 GHz 2GB RAM and it`s a 32 bit
Would upgrading it to windows 7 make it run faster as it`s a bit sluggish at the moment


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01 Aug 2010   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

What OS is on it now? If XP then Win 7 probably won't be any faster. If it has Vista on it now then you may see a little better performance.

Maybe you just need to so some cleanup and use msconfig to reduce the number of programs being loaded at startup.

Is it slower than it used to be or has it always been sluggish?
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01 Aug 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would not say it make your PC faster. clean reinstalls always make PC's faster.

1) Check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor:
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

2) Check for Windows 7 drivers for your PC.
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01 Aug 2010   #4
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

Its seems slower than it used to be just seems to take longer to start up it is vista
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01 Aug 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Clean installs always run smoothly, but you might see the same performance increase by taking Strollin's advice. You don't need to have too much running at start-up; just your AV and some stuff that has Microsoft in the name. Never hurts to run disk clean-up and defrag your hard drive as well.
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01 Aug 2010   #6
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

i have run the report and a few things will work better with win 7
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01 Aug 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The main thing you should do is look over these articles:
Features new to Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of features removed in Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A lot of it is trivial, but you should make an informed decision over whether or not you would prefer 7 or Vista on a daily basis.
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01 Aug 2010   #8
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

I can live with them i have win 7 on my own laptop, i really do feel this other laptop wiklk benefit from 7
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01 Aug 2010   #9
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sound like you're good to go. I would take a look at some of these tutorials:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The one about doing a back-up is so you can restore Vista as it is right now if you have a problem with Windows 7.
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01 Aug 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

How many items are checked in msconfig>Startup? These are freeloaders sucking up your RAM and CPU, mostly to spy on you. You can uncheck all of them except your AV and gadgets.

Run a lean mean AV like free MS Security Essentials which doesn't bloat your OS.

Clean and order the HD perfectly each month with state-of-the-art CCleaner ("Run Cleaner" and REgistry tabs) then Auslogics Disk and REgistry defraggers.

Watch the Event Viewer>Admin View for repeat errors to google for eventual resolution.

Do these things whether you keep Vista or migrate to Win7.

Use the drivers given by Win7 installer, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the SUpport Downloads webpage for your computer or device model. Only change drivers if performance dictates, starting with chipset and display.
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