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Windows 7: Deciding what version of windows to install?

01 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Deciding what version of windows to install?

Thinking of installing a different version of windows because my computer is beginning to slow to a crawl.

Should I pick
Win7 Starter? no known 64 edition exists
Win7 Basic? 32 or 64?
Win7 Home Premium? 32 or 64?

Or a version of windows 8.x or 8? 64 or 32?

i have 4GB of ram with Intel Celeron Quad Core J1900 2.41Ghz CPU
and Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
and 500GB HDD

currently running windows 7 64 ultimate

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01 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Changing the version from Windows 7 x64 Ultimate won't make it run faster but reinstalling might if you are not having any hardware issues.

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is a good operating ayatem
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01 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Just reinstall the 64 bit version you have a key for.

You need a better cpu that`s what`s killing you.

You should max out the memory, put in 8 GB total.
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01 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

this is the model on my computer case AXC-603G-UW13 but you provide link to AXC-603G-UW30
here link to my computer model and information Acer | Aspire X | Aspire AXC-603G-UW13 | Datasheet

when my cpu usage rise above 1% my CPU clock rises to 2.41Ghz from 2.0Ghz on program CPU-Z

I have CPU embedded onto motherboard so no chance of upgrading it or replacing it.
do you think i need new computer? crysis run at 25FPS on medium graphics settings and minecraft run on high FPS at far render distance
is it worth it to upgrade my computer memory to 8GB what more performance will it bring? how do i buy memory for this computer?
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01 Sep 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I wouldn`t even try gaming on that pc

I don`t see any difference with either data sheet, they both say the max is 8 GB of memory.

What do you mean, how do you buy memory for it ? You go to the closest Best Buy or order it from

The best thing you can do to make your pc faster is to purchase a Solid State drive and install the same version of windows that came with the pc.

Buying another version of windows would be a total waste of money.
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02 Sep 2014   #6


Install only the one you actually own, preferably the one which came with the PC and has its Product Key on the COA sticker to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so you are not wasting a $100+ license.

What's important is to get and keep a perfect install as compiled in the blue link. No one who does that ever comes back and says they have problems, slowing or hanging. Your hardware is adequate. You need a perfect install. So focus on doing that now.
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04 Sep 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

my windows version is clean install to windows 8.1 pro x64 just finished installing I have no product sticker on my computer. it was bought from Walmart preinstalled. so I have no way to make my windows genuine without re-buying the same computer again??
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04 Sep 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

If your Acer came with Windows 8.1 then it`s genuine, you have no worries.

I have no idea what Microsoft is doing now as far as providing any type of COA, Greg will know better.
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04 Sep 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You have no way of activating a clean install without a 25 character Product Key.

Do you have a Product Key for ANY version of Windows???
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04 Sep 2014   #10


Windows 8 will reactivate from the BIOS when you reinstall it. There is no COA key for Windows 8. You can ask for more help for Windows 8 at Windows 8 Forums. This is Seven Forums.

If you'd like to install Windows 7 and have a Product Key then follow Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If you don't have a Product Key you'll need to buy one.
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