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Windows 7: Can i install to this XP machine?

14 Nov 2009   #1
Damien

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 v6.1 Build (7600)
 
 
Can i install to this XP machine?

Added my report?! but i swear i've seen it should be possible to install on 512mb machines...please tell me if its worth it for my friend megan to buy her copy of win 7 ultimate, iknow i'm runnin 64bit but she will be getting the 32bit.

I'm using a acer notebook aspire 3680....here r the specs

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MEGANS
System Manufacturer Acer, inc.
System Model Aspire 3680
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1600 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Acer v1.3508, 6/4/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name MEGANS\Megan
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 221.30 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.20 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

this user wants the same as i have installed on mine, listed by my name here so if they buy will they be able to install? i've been braggen XP users neeed to upgrade, so i kinda got the job. thanks fellas.
Damien


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14 Nov 2009   #2
Adrian

 
Install from XP

Damien, yes you can install a copy of windows 7 onto a system using windows xp.
How ever, you will need to perform a complete install and you will lose everything that you have on your ststems hard drive!
Programs, files, the whole lot!
So before you proceed, backup all essential documents and files. Make sure you have backups of all essential programs.

Regards,
Adrian
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14 Nov 2009   #3
Damien

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 v6.1 Build (7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Damien, yes you can install a copy of windows 7 onto a system using windows xp.
Okay, but the report from upgrade advisor is saying no, here is the link

http://kndpro.info/win7upgrade.mht


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
How ever, you will need to perform a complete install and you will lose everything that you have on your ststems hard drive!
Programs, files, the whole lot!
wouldnt they be placed into a windows.old file ? i was alble to retrieve my music/vids during my upgrade from vista. no windows.old folder when upgrading from xp???
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14 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Any particular reason Megan would need Ultimate? Home Premium is enough for the vast majority of users and is considerably less expensive.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
Damien

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 v6.1 Build (7600)
 
 

she uses it for the home use, but her bf uses the business end of it, he's the one that insists they get ultimate. i found the link to editing the dll file to install on systems with 512 or less of ram. gonna try that i guess.
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14 Nov 2009   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Damien View Post
she uses it for the home use, but her bf uses the business end of it, he's the one that insists they get ultimate. i found the link to editing the dll file to install on systems with 512 or less of ram. gonna try that i guess.
If you're prepared to spend that kind of money on Ultimate, it's absurd not to max out the RAM to 2GB, which would permit it to run rather better than 512MB. (That's assuming that the notebook doesn't need to be disassembled to install two SODIMMs, like some.)

If you're in the US, moderately expensive (but reliable) kit would be $60, if you replace all of the existing RAM:

Computer memory upgrades for Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop/Notebook from Crucial.com

I wonder whether your friend's BF actually needs any of the Ultimate features? I'd be inclined to install Home Premium, and do an Anytime Upgrade if it turns out that the advanced features turn out to be necessary.
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14 Nov 2009   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What in the world is this from the system specs:

Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1600 Mhz
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14 Nov 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

There is no difference between Home Premium and Ultimate, both even have the great new Windows backup imaging which makes reinstalls never again necessary.

Only with Pro do you get Virtual XP mode which just a select few XP programs need as most run in 7 anyway.

I have an old desktop and laptop running 7 with 512 mb OK, but for any business apps you would want to upgrade to at least a gig. I use them for internet browsing and Works, but 512 is stressed by the lightest weight AV like Avast, and keeps me from running gadgets without bogging.

I cannot stand to see Win7 hobbled this way since it is the first OS which NEVER bogs or hangs - you literally have to do it to yourself with too little RAM like that, less than half the minimum specs.
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14 Nov 2009   #9
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There is no difference between Home Premium and Ultimate, both even have the great new Windows backup imaging which makes reinstalls never again necessary.

Only with Pro do you get Virtual XP mode which just a select few XP programs need as most run in 7 anyway.

I have an old desktop and laptop running 7 with 512 mb OK, but for any business apps you would want to upgrade to at least a gig. I use them for internet browsing and Works, but 512 is stressed by the lightest weight AV like Avast, and keeps me from running gadgets without bogging.

I cannot stand to see Win7 hobbled this way since it is the first OS which NEVER bogs or hangs - you literally have to do it to yourself with too little RAM like that, less than half the minimum specs.
Gregs, right on about premium over ultimate.
I just put in premium over the ultimate and have less issues at install. Went smooth as silk!
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15 Nov 2009   #10
Damien

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 v6.1 Build (7600)
 
 

cool, i'll have em upgrade the ram when they purchase, and will try to get em to go home premium instead of ultimate, thanks for the help guys.
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