Will windows 7 run on this pc?

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  1. Billy

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    Brand Dell
    Model
    Optiplex GX270
    Processor Brand
    Intel
    Processor Type
    Pentium 4
    Processor Speed
    2.4 GHz
    Installed Memory
    512MB
    G
    raphics Card Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    Hard Drive Size 40GB
    Optical 1
    CDROM
    Floppy
    Yes
    Ethernet
    10/1000
    Front USB Port(s) 2
    Back USB Port(s)
    6
    Case Style
    SFF
     
  2. loathe

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    Have a look at this first
    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    It may run, but you wont get the Aero effects as I think the Intel Extreme Graphics 2 is only Dx8
     
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    hi

    hey thanks yea ive heard about the aero effects not working :(
    gonna have to upgrade graphics card soon.
     
  4. Radenight

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    yea but it says if you can run vista u can windows 7 and i run vista perfect
    its just as fast and smooth as windows xp
     
  6. loathe

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    I have installed a x64 version on a laptop with only 512 RAM, 32MB of which was dedicated to graphics. Install went fine but laptop was sluggish. It did get 2GB more a week later though.
     
  7. loathe

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    It will run a lot better than Vista did.
     
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    Nice! i do not like vista much
    i mean the interface is awesome but its kinda buggy
    i usually use xp or linux (to play with)
     
  9. Radenight

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    Yeah, if it says you can run windows 7 if you could run vista (and you said you ran Vista perfectly fine) than your good to go... ;) And as loathe said, Windows 7 will run better than Vista.. ALOT better.. :)
     
  10. Billy

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    SO windows 7 is available without the aero effect?
     
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    you dont have to use aero, in display settings you can set it to non-transparent
     
  12. loathe

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    Just remember mate to back everything up first and make sure you have some method of going back ie. a Vista install DVD. The RC is only valid through till March. Best also to do a clean install. Good luck
     
  13. Billy

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    March 2010?
     
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    Yes March 2010 but remember the Retail version of Windows 7 will be released on October 22nd, 2009 so you won't have to use the RC until 2010... ;)

    I'd also suggest downloading any drivers you will need PRIOR to installing Windows 7 just in case 7 doesn't find them itself.. ;) I'm refering to the ethernet and motherboard chipset drivers mainly.. ;)
     
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    motherboard chipset drivers? aww i dont have them lol
    i have the eithernet drivers though :)
     
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    Windows 7 is very good at finding drivers but there's always a chance that it won't.. I'd hate to see you get it all installed and then be screwed over because of a missing driver.. ;) That's why I suggest downloading them before you install Win 7.. Just in case.. ;)
     
  17. Billy

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    Ok i downloaded windows 7 and burned it to a dvd (4x speed)
    I need to know if it will run on 512mb of ram or not and if i can create a page file
    Also my new computer wont be in until tomorrow which sucks :)

    Your package is in the UPS system and has a rescheduled delivery date of 06/11/2009.
     
  18. loathe

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    It should be fine. Yeh you will need a page file, make it nice and big, maybe 2-3GB. You could always stick it a cheap USB drive that supports ReadyBoost and it will give you better performance. Having said that, RAM is dirt cheap now anyways.
    Whats the specs of your new system?
     
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    oh i have a 4gb usb flash drive and a 8gb usb flash drive
    anyway uhh here ya go :)
    not brand new but new to me lol
    i think it was made in 2005

    Brand Dell
    Model
    Optiplex GX270
    Processor Brand
    Intel
    Processor Type
    Pentium 4
    Processor Speed
    2.4 GHz
    Installed Memory
    512MB
    G
    raphics Card Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    2 Hard Drives 40GB and 80gb
    Optical 1 CDROM
    Floppy
    Yes
    Ethernet
    10/1000
    Front USB Port(s) 2
    Back USB Port(s)
    6
    Case Style
    SFF
     

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