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Up-Grading SONY PCV-RXA842 from WinXP to Win7:

by Stan Adler / May 27, 2010 10:57 PM PDT

Can I CHANGE my RAM Memory from PC-2100DDR, expandable to 1GB , to 2GB (1 x 1GB) ,333MHz-200 Pin PC2700 SO-DIMM "Notebook" Memory OR Other to Handle Win7 Req'mts?

BIOS: Award ACPI Rev. 1001, 8/20/2002, SMBIOS 2.3.
PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon Processor 2400 at 2GHz

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About ram.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2010 11:51 PM PDT will get you the right ram but 1GB is enough to run Windows 7. I know I ran it on 512MB during BETA days.

Ok, about your machine. There are some drivers you'll have to find. Search for wifi, video and such from sony.

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Up-Grading SONY PCV-RXA842 from WinXP to Win7
by Stan Adler / May 28, 2010 3:20 AM PDT
In reply to: About ram.

Bob.....Thanks for the Info. I ran MS's WIN7 "Upgrade Advisor" which checks your Computer for all compatibility issues & it said I needed 2.0GB for WIN7 Professional because it is needed for the WIN XP Mode option.


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XP MODE on 1GB was done here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2010 11:32 PM PDT

It was tight but it did work. I have more (good things) to write about XP MODE but let me write I have only one reason I use it today.

1. An Intel USB Microscope.

That's it. One thing. One App that I continue to find use for.

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