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Old 10-19-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hi all. I am wanting to upgrade my Compaq laptop to Windows 7 from horrible Windows Vista, Here are the specs:

2GB DDR2 Ram
320GB Hard Drive
Intel Celeron-M
IntelŪ Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Windows Vista Home Basic
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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It's time for a new laptop.
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I am not interested in buying a new laptop it runs perfectly fine, its not very old, I am only wanting to upgrade to Win7...
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Ok so do it, is there a question you have?

Win7 will run for sure, but don't expect too much with the Celeron cpu, 2GB of memory, and the X3100 chip set.
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I am not interested in running high end games and programs like that..
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So, basically web surfing, e-mail, word processing?

If that's the case it should be fine. It's just that there are always laptops on sale for $299 that come with Windows 7, and they have better processors, more memory, better graphics, faster and larger HDD, that I really don't know if it pays to invest in Win7 on that Compaq.
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Yes web surfing, email, word-processing, My brother plays alot of minecraft/tekkit, We have had this laptop for 3-4 years and we have only had to replace the screen(which they gave as one that didn't have the webcam eye) other than that it has been going fine. We bought a new laptop last year for everyone in my house to use (need to replace the HDD), As long it works and goes fine I am satisfied with it.
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If you are worried about speed, then install Windows XP. If not, Windows 7 will run fine. It is more intensive of an operating system but you are only recommended to have half of the hardware you are currently running.
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I don't use it but the speed is fine..
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If your laptop can run Vista, it can definitely run Win 7 since Vista has heavier resource requirements than Win 7.
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