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Can I run windows 7?

  • Windows 7
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Last response: in Windows 7
October 30, 2012 1:32:06 PM

hey guys. finally getting to upgrading to windows 7 from xp professional

basic system specs are the following:

model/make: HP compaq dx7500
RAM: 2gb
CPU: intel Core 2Duo e7400 2.8ghz
gpu: intel g45/g43 express chipset

now i know RAM needs to be upgraded to at least 4gb. but im wondering if the other components need an upgrade as well? seems borderline to me

the pc is used mainly for browsing and nothing really intense. any upgrades you guys recommend to run win7 smoothly? or is just ram sufficient? thanks

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a b $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 2:02:11 PM

It should run fine, though Windows Aero might not work as smoothly (or at all) using an old Intel chipset GPU.

But Windows 7 takes up as about as much resources as XP does, so you should be safe overall i'd say.
a b $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 2:02:40 PM

Just the ram upgrade will do.
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