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Old 08-18-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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I have an old-ish sony vaio laptop hanging around at my house. It has a Pentium III 850mhz processor, 30gb hdd, Intel 82815 integrated graphics, dvdrom/cdrw, 320mb ram. If I upgraded the ram to 512 would there be a chance of it running vista basic. The reason why is because I have ultimate on my pc and much prefer it to xp.
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Maybe. You would deffinatly need the RAM upgrade first. I don't know if the graphics would be supported. If it does run, it would be extremely slow. I wouldn't recommend the upgrade to vista on that.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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ok thanks
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Old 08-18-2007, 11:24 AM   #4
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And don't throw the laptop out either.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:11 PM   #5
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I dont think vista would run smoothly with anything less than 1GB. With a computer you are explaining, I think it would be much more gaining for you if you sold your old laptop, and just get a new one WITH vista
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Default Re: Would this laptop run vista?

It might run Vista Basic. But on a laptop like that XP would definately be better and would run faster and more stable then Vista would.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:28 AM   #7
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It originally came with 2000 but I upgraded it to xp after upgrading the ram from 128 to 320. XP does work nicely and I don't often use laptops so I was going to keep it anyway. Thanks everyone for the help.
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upgrade to 512 ram
upgrade to 128mb graphics
upgrade to pentium 4?
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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How? It's a laptop
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