Your question would be best asked in the Windows Vista forum but I'll answer here so you don't have to repost.
* Your processor is fine.
* You would ideally want to have 1GB or more of RAM, but you can run it on 512MB as long as you don't do much multitasking or use memory-intensive programs.
* You would ideally want a hard drive that runs at at least 5400rpm, but you should still be able to manage.
* Your graphics card is not supported, so you would be unable to run Vista in all of its glory. Ie you would be unable to unlock the Aero interface, the new Glass look, or other various built-in functionality that is graphics-intensive.
* I take it your graphics card takes up 128MB of your system RAM as it lacks dedicated memory? In that case you will not have enough RAM to run Vista successfully, though it is still possible.
If you want to run Vista you will have to upgrade your laptop's RAM, assuming you are not already at the limit. Double it to 1GB and you'll be able to run Vista well, even with the Radeon 9000 taking up 128MB. Unfortunately you will never be able to get the graphical capabilities on that laptop, though, so you will never be able to run Vista at 'full speed.' There is a lot Vista has to offer, but if the graphical capabilities were the main reason you wanted to upgrade I'd think twice.
I need help. I have been look for information but nobody will give me a comprehensive one. First of all, i do not understand why microsoft replaced outlook with onenote on Office 2007 students edition. One note is wonderful but without email features i don't think it's that great, because it's supposed to link to outlook to share document and outlook is not included in the students suite. Now to my question, am a poor student and i can't afford a new computer so i was wondering and hoping that my computer which is by the way a year and nine months old will be able to run vista. this is my information:
Pentuim 4 processor with HT technology
(3.0EGHZ,1MB L2 CACHE,800MHZ FSB)
512MB DDR SDRAM (2 X 256MB)
80GB (4200 RPM)
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000
1280MB DDR SDRAM(1 X 256MB,1 X1024MB) MAX
ONE TYPE I/II 32BIT CARD BUS(ALSO SUPPORTS 16BITS)
DVD+R/RW AND CD-RW COMBO DRIVE
INTERNAL SPEAKERS; JBL PRO PERFORMANCE; AC AUDIO LINK;VOLUME CONTROL BUTTON AND MUTE BUTTON.
Please if it can someone tell me and if it can't tell me what i have to change to make it run vista.