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September 25, 2010 12:26:40 PM

I am buying a laptop with
a 1.83ghz core 2 duo 2gb of ram and the ati mobility x1600 graphics
it comes with windows xp I was wondereing if it would be powerful enough to run windows 7 as smoothly as xp and which one to use

thanks in advance
austin

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a b $ Windows 7
September 25, 2010 2:04:31 PM

Before I upgraded, I was running a desktop with a 1.86GHz core 2 duo and 2GB RAM with Win7 for a while. Worked great.

After using Windows 7, I can't stand using XP (at work). Win7 is a really slick operating system. I say go ahead with the upgrade if you plan to keep your laptop for a while. If a new laptop is on the horizon, just stick with XP.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 25, 2010 10:43:55 PM

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yes it will run win7 as good as xp.

^+1.

I just upgraded a Dell Inspiron laptop w/ C2D 1.86GHZ chip in it last week.
Went from XP SP3 and 512mb RAM to Win7-Ultimate 32-bit to 2GB of 667RAM.
Of course integrated chipset (graphics) being a laptop.
Runs pretty damn good...
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a b $ Windows 7
September 25, 2010 11:55:11 PM

Although specification wise the laptop will run Windows 7 well you may have problems with getting some of the required drivers.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 1:09:45 AM

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I doubt there will be any issues with the drivers, Win7 will find most of them if not all
but since it is a laptop you might need one or two from the manufacturer web-site..
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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 4:50:44 AM

I've got a old Dell Latitude C810 with Tiny 7 on it, runs great
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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 12:07:53 PM

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Win7 is the xp of 2010.Fast as rocket and beautiful as a babe.

^+1.

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September 26, 2010 8:03:30 PM

rocky_1 said:
I am buying a laptop with
a 1.83ghz core 2 duo 2gb of ram and the ati mobility x1600 graphics
it comes with windows xp I was wondereing if it would be powerful enough to run windows 7 as smoothly as xp and which one to use

thanks in advance
austin



yea it will run optimal..
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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 8:16:57 PM

Just make sure that if you are only going to run 2 GB RAM use the 32 bit version of Win 7. If you use the 64 bit version boost your RAM to 4 GB.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 9:18:18 PM

for your laptop I recommend Win7 Pro or Ultimate, Home Premium is good but I like the extra 'bells and whistles' that the others have to offer;
an example is XP mode is not in Home Premium but in the others.
running Win7 Ultimate is no big deal with 2GB RAM 32-bit..
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/defa...
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September 26, 2010 10:36:37 PM

is it possible to switch between 32 bit and 64 bit, without reinstalling OS?

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September 26, 2010 10:54:17 PM

thanks i think ill make the upgrade
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September 26, 2010 10:54:53 PM

Best answer selected by rocky_1.
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September 26, 2010 10:58:14 PM

if you want 32 and 64bit OS on the computer, the only way is dual boot, which is no big deal to do, I'm running a dual boot XP and W7 x64 Ultimate with 2G RAM, I think it's better than the 32bit version, and I have both of them on my computers
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a b $ Windows 7
September 26, 2010 11:20:45 PM

rocky_1 said:
thanks i think ill make the upgrade


what will make the upgrade, a 32-bit to 64-bit.?
if that's what you think then your a fool or you need to clarify in more detail.
unless you partition and create a dual boot with both os's 32 and 64;
there is no way that you can just install a 64-bit over a 32-bit OS as an upgrade.
ridiculous.
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September 27, 2010 2:25:16 AM

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