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How well does Windows 7 run with 1GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz processor?
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November 11, 2009
9:41 PM
Locutus
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How well does Windows 7 run with 1GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz processor?  I've been wondering if I should shell out the $30 extra $ for the 3-license pack over the $119 Win7 1-user upgrade.

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November 11, 2009
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Hi Jean-Luc. I think it should run pretty well. I found this webpage that might be helpful: http://blogs.msdn.com/ukschools/archive/2009/06/08/what-does-windows-7-run-on.aspx

Having just installed W7, I can say that it is definitely smoother and not as clunky than Vista, and runs much faster. All in all, I'm very happy with it. I'd be ecstatic though if I could get my SnagIt to install … Frown

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November 12, 2009
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You should have no problems. I have the exact same configuration running, a Thinkpad T41 with 1gb of ram, Windows 7 Pro. Runs great, and starts up and shuts down much faster than the XP Pro os that was on it before. I say go ahead and shell out that extra $30. Good luck!

November 12, 2009
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Thanks!  I certainly will buy the 3-pack.

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November 12, 2009
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Wait, wait.

Jean students can get a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade for $30! Single license of course.

…Or you can be like me about get full Windows 7 Professional for $15 =).

November 12, 2009
10:28 PM
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For everyone looking at upgrading, you can run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

It will give you an idea if you need to upgrade any hardware. It will also tell you if you may have software compatibility issues.

November 13, 2009
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Jean, I have Windows 7 running on machine with 512 MB of RAM and a P4 running at 1.68 GHz, and it runs fine.

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