Discussion [XP] Would Win7 Run decent on this? (XP -> Win7)

Tyler

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Would Win7 Run decent on this? (XP -> Win7)

I've got an older PC I want to install Windows 7 on.

Specs.

1.25 GB of ram
128 MB video card (nothing great just a basic card)
2.66 GHz P4
80GB HDD

It runs decent with XP obviously. I wanna try Win7 though.
 

SupremeCippy

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Re: Would Win7 Run decent on this? (XP -> Win7)

it runs fine on my laptop
1gb
1.5 GHz dual core
120gb hdd
 

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No, the video card would not be supported by windows 7
 

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Video card wouldn't support the Windows Aero interface, it has to be 256 mb
 

Tyler

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Hmm I see. Well, at least I tried. Guess I'll stick to XP until I get a new laptop.
 

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xTye said:
Hmm I see. Well, at least I tried. Guess I'll stick to XP until I get a new laptop.
or just use the onboard vga slot / dvi if you have them ?
 

JoeMal

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I would recommend looking here, they also have a scanner you can run that will tell you if you can run it. I'm pretty sure you can still run it with 128 graphics, Aero would simply be disabled.

Code:
http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements
 

Mag1c

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the windows experience index is such a waste haha. like the performance for aero shouldnt be it's own rating.

I know it has memory, proc, aero graphics, gaming graphics and HDD.

Aero is not as important, i rarely use it.

Regardless, a cheap video card is like 30 bucks, and is 7 compatible, i just got one for 30 bucks that is compatible with 7 it was like a 8400. got it for my mom's new build
 
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