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Windows 7: Minimum requirements

24 May 2009   #1
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Minimum requirements

I have an old box currently running xp pro sp3. it's quite old and low on specs. the cpu is ok but it runs old sd-ram and i've maxed it out with 2 512mb sticks. HDD space is no problem. I want to run 7127 on it. realistically how well do people think it'll run. i'll turn off aero and any other unnecessary services. it needs to connect to the internet, run office 2007, msn messenger, rip/burn music, basic photo editing and not much more (definately no video editing but maybe be able to watch dvds).

i would like opinions please as i know that this meets the required minimal specs but i'm worried it perform "in the real world"


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24 May 2009   #2
DocBrown

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

I installed Win7 Beta back in January on an Intel pent III 600mhz w 512mb ram . It works but real slow like a win98 on a 233mhz computer. I can access the internet & my other networked computers okay
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24 May 2009   #3
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

if you say CPU is good, then it should be just fine :P

I've installed it on celeron 2.0ghz 512MB and it was usable :P... just not many apps at a time(2-3 apps at a time)... I could run firefox,photoshop,office07,VisualStudio,limewire,media player and stuff... :P also if you have extra 1-4gb USB drive plug it in and make readyboost use it that will surely give you a bit more performance

good luck
Mercurial~
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24 May 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
if you have extra 1-4gb USB drive plug it in and make readyboost use it that will surely give you a bit more performance
great...i'm gonna do it
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