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Windows 7: Windows 7 (86-bit) on HP-mini Note

22 Mar 2010   #1
suuunly

Windows 7, Mac OS X, Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 (86-bit) on HP-mini Note

Hi, I was wandering if it is a good idea to install Windows 7 (86-bit) on a:

HP-2133
Mini-Note PC
2.0GB RAM

It came with Windows Vista SP1, but I installed Windows XP SP3 because Vista made the laptop almost burst in to flames.

But after a while I noticed that XP kinda fries the laptop as-well ( not that much though )

NOTE to people with less than 0 understanding of computer:
When the computer gets over cooked it works slower ( but in my case: slower than a snail )

Anyway: I've heard that Windows 7 needs less memory than Windows XP, so that is why I wanted to install it on to the laptop.... and if that doesn't work, my only option with this laptop is to install Linux -> Ubuntu.

btw: The laptop does not belong to me, so don't feel bad for me



oh, and one last question: is it a good idea to install Windows 7 Ultimate....?
if not: which version should I install? Don't worry I have them all in 64 and 86 bit.


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22 Mar 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

You mean x86, which is 32-bit. If it came with Vista, it should be able to run 7, which requires less than Vista. It definitely does not require less than XP, which required 128MB at the bar minimum, but like I said it should run fine regardless.
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22 Mar 2010   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suuunly View Post

NOTE to people with less than 0 understanding of computer:
When the computer gets over cooked it works slower ( but in my case: slower than a snail )
oh?
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22 Mar 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Windows 7 hardware requirements are the same irrespective of the edition you choose to install. So installing Ultimate will not tax that machine more than say installing home premium.
2 gig ram is ok, but consider upgrading, ram is pretty cheap. How smoothly your computer runs also depends on your processor power and the no. and type of running apps.
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22 Mar 2010   #5
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

using basic starter vs. ultimate won't up the requirements. (other then hard drive space)

the real question here is 32bit vs 64bit install.
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22 Mar 2010   #6
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

With 2G of RAM, he'll want 32-bit as man people have had speed issues with 2GB on 64-bit, which is the bare minimum. I dint think he even has a 64-bit processor. 64-bit really should be used with at least 4GB of RAM anyways.
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22 Mar 2010   #7
suuunly

Windows 7, Mac OS X, Windows XP
 
 

Thanks for all your replies :P

Really appreciate it
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