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Is my Computer Capable?

by Jmack16 / October 15, 2009 2:32 PM PDT

Hello everyone!!
So I found out today that my college allows me to download and install windows 7 for free. I currently have windows xp (I hated vista). I was just wondering if windows 7 x86 would run well on my laptop which has only 1 gig of ram and 1.8ghz intel core 2 duo. I saw on microsoft's site that you need a minimum of 1 gig to run it but how well does windows 7 perform with that bare minimum?

There's also another problem. I currently dual boot with windows xp and ubuntu and I'm afraid that if I install windows 7 it won't even give me the option of selecting ubuntu when my computer starts. If this happens how should I fix the problem?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time Happy

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Wow you have 1GB!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2009 3:18 AM PDT

My test boxes for the most part had 512MB and ran super. I can only guess why consumers are being lead to the milk barn in that we need 8 or more GB RAM today.

". If this happens how should I fix the problem? "

Answer -> Restore from your backup!
Bob

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I ran RC on a laptop with a 2.0 Pentium M
by orlbuckeye / October 17, 2009 1:01 AM PDT

processor and it ran fine. I would suggest that you add some memory. You can get 2 gig ram for around $20. Check what memory your system takes and the maximum. My laptop had a maximum of 2 gig.

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