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Should I put 7 on my laptop?


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gumby701

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So, I have the beta isntalled on my desktop, I'm loving it so far. I can't definately say that it is faster, but it isn't slower (upgrading from XP).

My question is: should I upgrade my laptop, too?

It is currently running XP and the specs are...


Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz
768 MB of RAM ( :), only can upgrade up to a gig)
Integrated video. :):(
60 GB HDD (Half fullish, I know how to partition)

Do you think I would take a large performance loss? (Aero disabled, duh!)

A related question: How can I start up office from a different Windows install on a different HDD\partition without it giving me a "Microsoft Word has not been installed for the current user" error? Wouldn't reinstalling it mean having two copies of Office on my poor HDD?
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Aside from Win 7 being in beta, which will expire this summer, your laptop specs are fine for XP, but not for Vista, or 7.
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I know about the expiration, thats why I was going to partition.

Edited by gumby701, 14 January 2009 - 02:48 AM.

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I have read about a guy who installed it on a PIII 512MB tablet and that it works. He said aero of course is disabled, but all the tablet features work and it runs reasonably well. That being said, your experience may vary so it will be a judgment call for you.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 14 January 2009 - 10:11 AM.

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I put it on and it runs just as well as XP :) I'm very pleased.
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Windows 7 runs a heck of a lot better on low end equipment than you would think.

on a friends 2.6ghz 512MB machine...
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