Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Will 7 run well on this configuration?

27 Jan 2012   #1

xp currently
Will 7 run well on this configuration?

I have been very happy with XP (mostly desktops) and have completely avoided Vista for our company. I have no experience with Windows 7. I am ready to upgrade our sales personnel to laptops and am wondering if I will be happy with the speed of the following setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz
2 GB RAM (considering upgrade to 4GB)
Windows 7 Pro

The computers are used mainly for email, a little bit of internet, printing, office documents, etc.. They will be taking these computers to accounts so startup speed is a little bit of a factor.

Will this hardware configuration perform adequately or will it bog down with Windows 7.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #2

xp currently

Also, will these be good for a few years for will I need to upgrade again soon...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


I'd upgrade to 4gb RAM and then you're good for 32- or 64-bit - although you can run 32-bit on 2gb to see how it performs as I've seen it run as good on some uses.

But first run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danreckner View Post
Also, will these be good for a few years for will I need to upgrade again soon...
That configuration will work fine for years if all you intend to do is email, a little bit of internet, printing, and office documents.

Five or 10 years from now you may be forced to upgrade due to a parts failure or because Windows 7 is no longer supported.

But you should run the upgrade advisor as Greg said.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Will 7 run well on this configuration?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
IP Configuration
Here i have made a program that allows the user to Flush DNS, Release their IP and Renew it again! Let me know your opinions, or anyway you would like me to change it. Download link below :)
Free Developer Programs and Projects
ssd configuration
I just installed ssd in my computer and it doesn't show up in the explorer - I'm assuming that's because it isn't formatted yet. So I went into the computer management screen and the ssd is there as "not initialized". A dialog came up saying the ssd disk must be intialized before the logical disk...
Hardware & Devices
VLC Configuration
For whatever reason, I have to reset the video configuration each time I open the player for a movie, because it will not retain those settings once the player is closed. This caused me to look for a means of setting these value permanently. I found two files that are involved to an...
I want to further expand on a previous thread that I wrote because I am really confused about something. I prefer to configure my TV signal manually because when I let WMC do it, two separate signals are recognized and it causes problems. When done manually the instructions are clear cut and I get...
Media Center
My Configuration: 32 or 64?
Hello folks, i have the folowwing PC: AMD 64 3800 single core 4gb DDR2 800 HD 160gb Video 256mb Should i install 32 or 64 version?:huh:
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+