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Post by Clueless on Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:11 pm

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by Guest on Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:40 pm

Are you sure the computer will be able to run Windows 7? Do you know the specs, if not how many years old is the computer?

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Post by Clueless on Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:00 am

It's an Optiplex Dell - Model 745 and it's got several years on it. I bought it fully refurbished and figure I have nada to lose by trying to put W7 on it. I can add some DDR2 memory if needed.
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Post by MexECO Tours on Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:35 am

If you don't know how to use torrents then I would suggest one of the guys in Plaza de Tecnologia in GDL or probably one of the tianguis who sells dvds. A lot of them have software too. I have seen whole stalls of computer software in the Baratillo.

I have a copy of 7 but am in Melaque otherwise I would happily give you a copy.
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Post by Jreboll on Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:16 pm

Sometimes the guys who fix computers will have copies and will upload it for a fee.

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Post by RicoSuave on Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:19 pm

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by Guest on Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:17 pm

The reason why I ask is because of the minimum requirements for Win 7 to run but moreover run well. (ie take less time to start than drink a cup of coffee) here are the specs needed minimum....
Windows 7 system requirements:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Most XP machines I've worked on has at most 256 or 512 Megs of Ram. If you have less Ram WIN 7 will not install.
If your not computer savvy here is a link to a free program to look at your specs.  http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Install and run it (it takes only a few minutes) then you can look to see if the machine can run WIN 7.

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Post by papa chango on Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:51 pm

I tried to install Windows 7 a few times. My problem was that I had enough RAM but the drivers were unavailable for Windows 7. No graphics driver which means I could not use HDMI. No sound driver so I couldn't hear anything. So I'm back on XP. The only reason I use my Vaio laptop is that I use it to view movies on my flat screen TV via HDMI.

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by Guest on Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:35 pm

[quote="papa chango"]I tried to install Windows 7 a few times. My problem was that I had enough RAM but the drivers were unavailable for Windows 7.  No graphics driver which means I could not use HDMI. No sound driver so I couldn't hear anything. So I'm back on XP.  The only reason I use my Vaio laptop is that I use it to view movies on my  flat screen TV via HDMI.

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You make a very good point! :-) Many drivers will not be compatible.

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by sir on Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:37 pm

Tech section?

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by islandiver on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:19 pm

If an XP machine still works well enough after SP3, that's

probably as good as it is going to get...XP was not secure

with only SP2 on the internet.

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by Clueless on Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:52 am

Can I get SP2 or more for XP? I just want it to be a backup'; surfing/email. open pdf,, etc. Don't need anything for gaming; multiple widows, streaming video, etc. Maybe watching youtube.

So maybe I'm better upping the RAM and calling it even.

That's it.

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Re: Looking for copy of Windows 7 to replace XP

Post by Guest on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:37 pm

[quote="Clueless"]Can I get SP2 or more for XP? I just want it to be a backup'; surfing/email. open pdf,, etc. Don't need anything for gaming; multiple widows, streaming video, etc. Maybe watching youtube.

So maybe I'm better upping the RAM and calling it even.

That's it.

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Microsoft stopped updating XP over a year ago so i don't think you can get it from them. Most other download sites that have XP right now are ify in the trust department.
XP is a good OS for what it is. :-) If the only reason you wish to upgrade is for performance going to Win 7 (if was possible) would only slow down your computer.

One of the VERY BEST upgrades you can do to a computer is RAM it will speed you up a lot. If you run the Belarc (link I gave) you should be able to tell the max ram you can have installed. I bet it would cost you no more than 35 to 45 dollars to go to the max RAM.

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