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Windows 7: win xp upgrade to win 7 upgrade

04 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I would just do a fresh install of XP on it, I wouldn`t even consider putting W7 on it. You also need to max out the memory. I will research it and see how much it can take.

You can start yourself by googleing your model to find the specs, to find out the max amount of memory that can be installed.

According to that, you can have 2 Gigs.

"Important" You need to see how many memory slots it has, 2 or 4.

It looks like you need 4 sticks of 512 MBs each.

Whataya know, I have 1 of these pc`s. ( not this exact model )I put 4 gigs in it, a P4 3.2 and XP runs better than W7. But then again that`s what is was designed to run.

Gotta step out to pic up a pizza.

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04 Jan 2013   #12

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

How about downloading CPU-Z to find out info on your motherboard and memory ? Search Results

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Also some of the previous programs might not see XP computer easily like the newer computer hardware ID's

So you might try Belarc Advisor

|MG| Belarc Advisor Download

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04 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

That works to tell you what`s in it now and maybe how many slots but not the max amount.

And the Sony specs in the link are not coming up.

You can run Crucials memory analyzer, that will tell us.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from

We await your results :)
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04 Jan 2013   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
That works to tell you what`s in it now and maybe how many slots but not the max amount.

And the Sony specs in the link are not coming up.

You can run Crucials memory analyzer, that will tell us.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from

We await your results :)
I ran it and it said I had 2 slots and o available.
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04 Jan 2013   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

That means you would need 2 1 Gigabyte sticks to max it out. They are in 1 of the links I sent you and very cheap.

Did the analyzer give you a maximum amount of memory you could install ?
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05 Jan 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with Service Pack 1

512 MB of RAM is below the system requirements for Windows 7:
Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

RAM is upgradable however and the system can take 4 512 MB modules to go to 2 GB or 2 512 MB modules to go to 1 GB: Sony Vaio PCV-RS312 Desktop Memory Ram Upgrade :: Sony Vaio PCV-RS312 Ram Upgrade ::, the Memory Superstore
Increasing RAM will increase the performance of the system.

Next unless you had added a graphics care the Video card is the Intel® 82845G/82865G and does not support aero:
Graphics — Running Windows 7* on older Intel graphics products

This machine may run Windows 7 32 bit at a push if the RAM is upgraded but won't run it very well. You are best to clean install Windows XP (and add more RAM) or buy a newer system.
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05 Jan 2013   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Hi Melissalohrmann,

You will need a Ram upgrade thats for sure to at least 1GB to run Windows 7

For your machine Max memory is 2GB, so thats ok :)

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
  • For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
  • Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
  • HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
  • DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
  • BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
  • Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.
  • Music and sound require audio output
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.
PCs with multi-core processors:
Windows 7 was designed to work with today's multi-core processors. All 32-bit versions of Windows 7 can support up to 32 processor cores, while 64‑bit versions can support up to 256 processor cores.
PCs with multiple processors (CPUs):
Commercial servers, workstations, and other high-end PCs may have more than one physical processor. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate allow for two physical processors, providing the best performance on these computers. Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will recognize only one physical processor.

Please read this Windows 7 upgrade info from Sony about your Model:

Sony eSupport - PCV-RS312

Personally and from years of experience on Sony Vaios I think its Viable to upgrade to Windows 7 on your model, but bear in mind you may get Driver issues, especially Graphics.

Sony software applications that originally shipped with the computer may not work after upgrade, but you can get them to work but its a nightmare.

Maybe natakuc4's and AddRam's advice is best if your not experienced on how to fix all the issues that may arise.

Hope this helps


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