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Windows 7: How well will W7 run on my laptop?

05 Feb 2010   #1
MrSparkle

Vista
 
 
How well will W7 run on my laptop?

Hello! I was wondering if I should install W7 Ult. (32-bit) on my laptop.
Would it be faster than my current OS? Can my laptop handle W7 Ult.?
I also heard W7 is easier on the battery life, is this true?
Oh, and I want to install it using the 'Upgrade' option, not sure if that makes a difference...

I'm currently running Vista Home-Basic SP2, 32-bit.
I have 1gb RAM, and my processor is a "Genuine Intel(R) CPU 585 @ 2.16GHz" (idk, I just copied what it said in the basic information thingy when you click properties for 'My Computer' o.o") Err. If you need additional information, feel free to ask. =X

Anyways, I installed W7 Ult. on my desktop yesterday, and so far so great! I'm really enjoying it so far.

I ran W7 update adviser on my laptop, and it gave me the 'OK', but I thought I'd come here and get some of your opinions.

...I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong section or something. =X


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05 Feb 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since your laptop is running Windows Vista...it will run Windows 7 (which is a bit lighter on resource usage).

I've seen mixed results on battery life. While some of the changes should improve battery life, I've also seen posts from many saying that their battery life decreased and they were on the hunt to try to figure out how to resolve that issue.

The only suggestion I would make is to increase the amount of system RAM from 1GB to 2GB if you can. That should help increase performance across the board.
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05 Feb 2010   #3
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrSparkle View Post
Hello! I was wondering if I should install W7 Ult. (32-bit) on my laptop.
Would it be faster than my current OS? Can my laptop handle W7 Ult.?
I also heard W7 is easier on the battery life, is this true?
Oh, and I want to install it using the 'Upgrade' option, not sure if that makes a difference...

I'm currently running Vista Home-Basic SP2, 32-bit.
I have 1gb RAM, and my processor is a "Genuine Intel(R) CPU 585 @ 2.16GHz" (idk, I just copied what it said in the basic information thingy when you click properties for 'My Computer' o.o") Err. If you need additional information, feel free to ask. =X

Anyways, I installed W7 Ult. on my PC yesterday, and so far so great! I'm really enjoying it so far. I ran W7 update adviser on my laptop, and it gave me the 'OK', but I thought I'd come here and get some of your opinions.

...I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong section or something. =X
Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade....
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

cheers
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05 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

It won't run well - you need 4GB RAM for no problem usage, 2GB as an absolute minimum, 8GB if you can.
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05 Feb 2010   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I don't understand your post. You started the post asking should you install 7 on your
machine, and by the time you end your post you have installed it, and it is running fine.
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05 Feb 2010   #6
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This is my Dell mini 9 running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it runs great on it.
screen grab is when I was running the RC.
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05 Feb 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

1.7? I can't see the point. More than 3 apps, the whole system would slow down.
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05 Feb 2010   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use it to browse the web or watch tv shows and movies while I am away from my desktop.
Works great for that.
And Windows 7 runs better than Windows XP Home that came on the netbook.
Aero works on it too, surprisingly.
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05 Feb 2010   #9
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

He wanted opinions, of what I'm not quite sure??...
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05 Feb 2010   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I use it to browse the web or watch tv shows and movies while I am away from my desktop.
Works great for that.
And Windows 7 runs better than Windows XP Home that came on the netbook.
Aero works on it too, surprisingly.
I'll believe when I see it. Netbooks are very weak hardware wise.
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