Is My System Capable Enough to Run Windows 7 ?

#1
Is system capable enough to run windows 7 Home Premium ?

My system Specs are -

CPU - Intel E5200
Motherboard - DG31PR
Ram - 2GB

I mainly use my desktop for web browsing and playing media files thats all. Will my system become slow after installing W7?

Any other tips,advice on upgrading will be also helpful
 


#2
Hi dwolf, try with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor application (Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows), it will scan your PC and tell you in detail what you need to upgrade in order to run Windows 7 smoothly.
It appears though you satisfy the mimum requirements both for a 32- and a 64-bit Windows 7 install.
 


#3
Thanks!

OK. I ran that, it said my system is capable enough to run windows 7 but had to get the latest driver for my LAN card.

Can you tell form my system specs whether it will run windows 7 slow or run smoothly? The upgrade advisor did not say that.
 


#4
Well, I can tell you that I am currently running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit on a VM with about 1 GB of RAM and 1 core of an i5 CPU. It takes a few minutes for Windows to load but after that it runs pretty smoothly. I think you should be OK.
 


#5
Ok thank you! that helped a lot
 


#6
Yes Windows 7 will run fine on your setup. I have Windows 7 Home Premium running on a Celeron E1200 with 2GB memory. That is a dual core Celeron CPU running at 1.6 GHz, probably half the performance of a Pentium E5200. Intel has driver support for your DG31PR Motherboard listed as well.
 


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