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    Default Windows 7 hardware specs - Requirements, reality, etc. ?????

    I have an older laptop and was wondering if it is feasible to run Windows 7 Ultimate on it?
    Specs below.

    Thank you.

    Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz
    CPU Mips = 2778.47
    Memory = 1017520 kB
    Display = Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    Audio = Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    Ethernet Card = Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    Built in Wireless

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    Why don't you run the Windows7 Upgrade Advisor. That will tell you. In principle it should work. But don't expect a barnstormer.

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    I am not running Windows on the laptop. I cannot run the advisor.

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    I'm not a 'hardware guy', but I dont think a Celeron will run Windows 7.

    This and this may however interest you.

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    Yes you can run Windows 7 with a Celeron Processor. Some people have even reported running Windows 7 on Celeron with 512mb memory as well. Will probably be a little sluggish but with a good amount of memory should be allright

    Heres an article on a guy took an old pc and installed Windows 7 on it with the Celeron and 512mb memory

    Also on here, check out the comments at bottom of page, several users saying they have done it and run's fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    I'm not a 'hardware guy', but I dont think a Celeron will run Windows 7.

    This and this may however interest you.
    The Celeron is fine. Similar to the single core Atom processor on the netbooks that is also a slow thing. And people do run Win7 on netbooks. There will be more of a problem with the 855M graphics. But there is a fix - read this: http://vinf.net/2009/01/12/windows-7...iver-solution/
    Last edited by whs; 25th January 2010 at 17:06.

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    hi !

    well, W7 runs on a P2 with 266MHz CPU & 160MB RAM...

    Windows 7 on a Dinosaur !

    so anything better than that can run W7...

    im also running W7 on my primary PC, a P4 with 1,7GHz CPU & 2GB RAM,
    and everything works fine, so why should it not work on a Celeron ?

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    No worries



    Windows performance score is not fantastic.




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