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24 Jan 2010   #1
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
new to windows

I have 1.4mhz celeron with a max of 1gig memory on an old gateway laptop
Will windows 7 run slow on this and I realize AERO will be out of the equation.
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24 Jan 2010   #2
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Welcome.
I couldn't be sure if Win7 would run with bios from 2005.
Why don't you try downloading and running the MS Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
It will tell you at least if it would run on your present computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/win...e-advisor.aspx
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24 Jan 2010   #3
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

I don't have WINE installed and this laptop is running Ubuntu 9.04

Thank you for the reply
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24 Jan 2010   #4
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windowsfree View Post
I don't have WINE installed and this laptop is running Ubuntu 9.04

Thank you for the reply

Glad to help.
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24 Jan 2010   #5
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

Did I miss something in your reply ??? I cannot run the advisor.......
I am finding Windows 7 seems to require newer hardware and responses, don't seem too involved on this board.
Thank you for your time.
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24 Jan 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check out your first post & check Gateway web site for drivers.

not reading DVD
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24 Jan 2010   #7
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

sorry for the confusion. The first post that you referred too is my desktop PC.
This post was me considering putting the Windows 7 on this Gateway Laptop which is running Ubuntu Linux only. The DVD I created that my desktop won't load, loaded on the laptop fine, as I actually have Win 7 running in a virtual machine on it. I loaded Win 7 on the laptop using the DVD that won't load on the desktop. Thanks for your effort. I just think perhaps Win 7 is out of the question for me on the Desktop.
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24 Jan 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have seen people run win7 on much older and lesser hardware. There should be no reason it would not run on your Gateway.
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24 Jan 2010   #9
windowsfree

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

Thank you for the real world advice on my hardware. Now I just have to decide if I want to backup my home partition and load Win7 then load Ubuntu back on it. I am leaning towards that, but need some quiet time to do it. My desktop would be a better choice, since it has 2 gigs of RAM and 2 internal hard drives, not sure if the Geforce 6200 vid card would handle Aero or not. I think it only has 64, perhaps 128 megs of memeory, I have to check, although it runs Compiz on Linux really well. I just wish I could get that DVD to boot. Thank you again.
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24 Jan 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Geforce 6200 is an 8x card and will probably not suffice for the aero. But try it, you'll see.
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