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Should I buy 7?

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December 15, 2010 7:21:05 AM

Biostar TA770E AM2+/AM3
AMD64 AthlonII 240 X2 2.8GHz AM3
Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz
Palit GeForce GTS450 1GB
160GB Western Digital SATA 3.5" 7200rpm Blue
Quality optical drive
Logitech M-UAL 120 mouse
A keyboard
Old speakers
NEC-Mitsubishi LCD1511M monitor

Asus M2N68-AM SE2
AMD64 Athlon 5000+ X2 2.6GHz
2GB DDR2 800MHz
Palit GeForce GTS250 1GB
320GB Western Digital SATA 3.5" 7200rpm Blue
Samsung SH-S222A drive
PC Line PCL-WS01
A keyboard
Old Trust speakers
LCD 19" monitor from DGM
Epson SX-405 printer


See, I am thinking of upgrading from XP-32 to 7-64 Home Premium but want to know first if my 2 computers are right for it in terms of supported drivers etc..


Advanced appreciations,
Nathaniel

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December 15, 2010 7:33:11 AM

Also, in Windows 7 are there automatic updates in the system-tray at the bottom-left corner? That is a very useful feature in XP!
December 15, 2010 9:09:51 AM

Nathaniel2010 said:
Biostar TA770E AM2+/AM3
AMD64 AthlonII 240 X2 2.8GHz AM3
Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz
Palit GeForce GTS450 1GB
160GB Western Digital SATA 3.5" 7200rpm Blue
Quality optical drive
Logitech M-UAL 120 mouse
A keyboard
Old speakers
NEC-Mitsubishi LCD1511M monitor

Asus M2N68-AM SE2
AMD64 Athlon 5000+ X2 2.6GHz
2GB DDR2 800MHz
Palit GeForce GTS250 1GB
320GB Western Digital SATA 3.5" 7200rpm Blue
Samsung SH-S222A drive
PC Line PCL-WS01
A keyboard
Old Trust speakers
LCD 19" monitor from DGM
Epson SX-405 printer


See, I am thinking of upgrading from XP-32 to 7-64 Home Premium but want to know first if my 2 computers are right for it in terms of supported drivers etc..


Advanced appreciations,
Nathaniel


Here are the minimum specs you need to run win 7.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/system-r...
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a b $ Windows 7
December 15, 2010 1:05:01 PM

Both of your system exceed the minimum requirements and will run Windows 7 well.
You'll want to check the Epson support website and see if they have Win7 64bit printer drivers. That's the only part that may have an actual driver issue.
Going with Win7 32bit is also a good option, IMO, for the Athlon 5000+ X2 system.
December 15, 2010 1:06:16 PM

For the 1st one, if it was purchased in the last couple of years, (looks as though it was) then it will definitely support Win7. 'coz the drivers were already Vista ready.

But not all will support 64 bit though. You can go to each manufacturer's website (especially the printer) and check out Win 7 compatibility for yourself. Doesn't have to say 7. As long as it says Vista x64, you should be good to go.

About the 2nd one, it too looks decent enough to be honest, but I wouldn't be running 64 bit Win 7 on just 2GB RAM though, unless using 'em strictly for official purposes. Anything remotely memory intensive will bottleneck the system a bit.

Either get x86 Win 7, or add 2GB RAM to each if you will.
December 15, 2010 4:56:55 PM

Win 7 is loaded with driver support. Picks up new and old hardware on its own.
a b $ Windows 7
December 15, 2010 6:48:27 PM

Definitely no need to buy extra RAM to install and run Windows 7. 2Gb should get you good all-round performance.
December 15, 2010 7:40:07 PM

^ The official minimum requirement for 64 bit is 2GB. For "memory intensive" tasks, he will do well to get something more than the bare necessity. Min official requirement for 32 bit is 1GB.

Of course, it runs on even 96mb according to a video on lifehacker. Says it took 17 hours to install. If that's the yardstick...
a c 372 $ Windows 7
December 15, 2010 8:49:10 PM

buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!can't wait for 8!
December 15, 2010 8:53:54 PM

8 will be XP on "super steroids"! (Hopefully)
But ya, I think 7 is awesome.
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