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Old 24-09-2010
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How Windows 7 will work on old hardware?

I have the Windows Xp pro installed in my system, which has the celeron processor with an original RAM of 512 MB and the hard disk is of 40 GB. Then now i want to upgrade my system by installing the Windows XP. Does it is possible for me to upgrade it and then the system will respond to it or then i have to made some hardware changes in my system, please help me how should i do it and then what must be the requirements of the system.

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Re: How Windows 7 will work on old hardware?

It is possible that you can make the installation of the windows 7, But you have to just do some changes , As mentioned by that the system has RAM of 512 MB and the hard disk is of 40 GB. I will suggest you to increase the RAM upto 1GB and then also increase the hard disk by 80 GB. Then it is possible by the system configuration to cope up with windows 7.
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Re: How Windows 7 will work on old hardware?

It is good that you want upgrade your system and move towards the latest technology, The windows 7 is the latest and a fine operating system, and its system requirements are that are really must be up to the mark. Then I will suggest you to just change the processor because you can't upgrade the windows 7 on a celeron processor that is nothing but the p3. Because the celeron processor is not compatible with the windows 7.
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Re: How Windows 7 will work on old hardware?

I have gone through your problem and it seemed to me that you are not aware of the system requirements that are most essential for the windows they are as follows.
  • 1 GHz faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB RAM or 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB of free disk space available
  • It must have a Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory
  • DVD-R/W Drive
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Re: How Windows 7 will work on old hardware?

It think that the configuration of your system is enough for installing the windows 7, just what you have to do is increase the RAM and Hard disk a little more because the win 7 requires more RAM and Hard disk. And after the installation immediately perform the WEI test which is nothing but the Windows Experience Index test which is the benchmark for your current and running processor.
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