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Can Windows 7 be installed on a laptop??

by typicalgamer / June 15, 2009 10:13 AM PDT

well can it?

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by ramarc / June 15, 2009 10:20 AM PDT

if the laptop is less than 4 years old and runs xp, then most likely. 2 years or younger and runs vista, definitely.

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Yes, if...
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / June 16, 2009 3:46 AM PDT
In reply to: probably

Yes, it can, if you meet the minimum requirements, you can install and run the Windows 7 RC.

They are:


1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

If you meet those, you're good. Here's a link to more info:


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DX9 gfx...
by H-bound / June 16, 2009 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, if... only necessary for Aero

Win7RC runnig smooth on an HP Pavilion dv4207ea w/GMA900 & 2GB RAM

Here's the BETA Upgrade Advisor


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Good link
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / June 17, 2009 7:04 AM PDT
In reply to: DX9 gfx...

That was my next suggestion (actually, you can get to it from the link I had above).

The Aero requirement is indeed DX9, but you really want to get the full experience, right?

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