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Which Win7 would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by xmorisx, Aug 19, 2013.

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  1. xmorisx

    xmorisx Thread Starter

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    I am upgrading from XP 32 bit because it cannot read that other 4g ram I have in there. And I was wondering which one would you recommend I upgrade to? I usually use my comp to play games like LoL and Dota2 some MMORPG and to watch movies.
     
  2. flavallee

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    Download and save the

    TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe)

    After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

    Information about your computer will appear.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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    Assuming it's a factory one and not a home made or custom made one, what's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

    How much RAM does it currently have?

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  4. xmorisx

    xmorisx Thread Starter

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    yes So i cannot have a windows 7 because of that...?
     
  5. SRD7

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    You'll want to refer to this:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

    It shows you the different operating systems and memory limits, you'll be looking at 64bit Windows 7 Home Basic as the lowest option.

    And the motherboard mentioned above does have Windows 7 64bit drivers available for download at the bottom of the page in the CPU/Memory Support & Downloads section, so in theory it should be fine.
     
  6. flavallee

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    You haven't replied to the first part of post #2.

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  7. Crazy10

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    You could get XP 64-Bit assuming it has drivers available.
     
  8. flavallee

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    After Microsoft drops all support for Windows XP in less than 8 months, it'll become a malicious hackers' paradise.

    Go with Windows 7 64-bit.

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  9. xmorisx

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3325 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 393490 MB, Free - 43250 MB; E: Total - 280556 MB, Free - 278117 MB; F: Total - 279678 MB, Free - 277241 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA785GM-US2H
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
  10. flavallee

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    I'm guessing you have 8.00 GB of RAM, but only 3.25 GB is being recognized and used.

    It looks to me like you're good to go for Windows 7 64-bit.

    Whether you select Home Premium or Professional or Ultimate is your choice.

    Here is the comparison between the 3.

    Home Premium is the cheapest of the 3 and will probably suffice.

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  11. xmorisx

    xmorisx Thread Starter

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    thank you for your help :D
     
  12. flavallee

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    You're welcome, and good luck. :) (y)

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