Windows 7 Installation.

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Joined: 07/22/2011
Posts: 14

Currently there is windows XP sp3 and was just wondering if it would make sense or just a waste of time. I have also been having some problems with disk space but this is weird since i had a lot more stuff on this machine before and never had this problem. So i taut that formatting the hard drive, partitioning it and intalling over the OS to start with a clean slate would be a good idea and well intalling windows 7 would be cool.

So i would like some help on if windows 7 will work on this machine with these specs:

Processor : Intel Celeron 2.53 GHz.
Memory : 1 GB Ram, 150 GB hard drive space.
Intel 82865G Graphics controller

Joined: 04/05/2010
Posts: 236

i think that it isn't a good idea to set win 7 on your machien windows 7 is around 13GB (it might be smaller in 32 bit) and uses more ram than the xp windows.
if you are going to buy a windows license than it might be more interesting to upgrade your hdd or cpu or so whit the money you would feel more difference.

ShortAlieN's picture
Joined: 10/13/2010
Posts: 99

stick with xp. Win7 requires quite of bit of system resources. Once you upgrade your system then upgrade the OS.
XP is dated but it still works well. with a reformat and reinstall of the OS it will probably run like new again.

It's not what you do, it's how well you do it.

Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1105

I would stick with either XP on a machine like that or use it as a Linux box. You could download something like Ubuntu or Xubuntu and it will be very snappy. Windows 7 is a little more system bogging for a machine like that to handle.

Joined: 07/22/2011
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Cool thanks =)

eire1274's picture
Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 1109

From the geek:

Yes, it will run. And pretty well. However, you are going to eat your hard disk just on the Windows install, and large programs (games) will NOT have memory to operate.

Nick McDermott