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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by KCIR, Mar 17, 2017.

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  1. KCIR

    KCIR Rick Thread Starter

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    Hello, could someone please tell me what version of Windows this laptop is capable of operating?
    Since Vista will soon be extinct, I'd like to know my options. Thank you

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3960 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1852 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 227 GB (131 GB Free); D: 227 GB (227 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Gateway,
    Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Enabled and Updated
     
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  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

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    Windows 7 would support the hardware. Windows 8 and 10 do not officially support the GPU and probably wouldn't run so great on it since it is an older laptop.

    It's hard to find a legitimate copy of Windows 7 though. A lot of people are simply using this as an opportunity to upgrade to newer hardware as well.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    What's the complete model number of that Gateway laptop?
    What's the exact serial number and SNID number on it?

    Your Gateway laptop has this Intel processor
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    and 4 GB of DDR2(?) RAM.

    As Rob already said, its primary devices(graphics, audio, wireless, ethernet, etc.) should support Windows 7.
    As he also said, a legitimate copy of Window 7 will be hard to find and will be expensive.
    You might consider investing $200 - $400 in a newer and faster refurbished laptop that comes with Windows 7 already installed.

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  5. KCIR

    KCIR Rick Thread Starter

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    I agree Frank. I guess it's just time for a new computer.
    thanks for your advice, it is appreciated.
     
  6. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    You're welcome. (y)

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