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 Post subject: Installing Win 7 on an Older Laptop...Bad Idea?!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:18 am 
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My buddy has a Toshiba Satellite A-215 Laptop with Vista on it, 2gb RAM-1.8ghz CPU. I'm curious how much trouble we would run into installing Win 7 on it. He just got a bigger HDD but I just want to make sure I won't mess anything up by doing a fresh install on it.

On Desktops, which I'm most familiar with, it's pretty easy to get drivers and such, but I've never done this on a Laptop which already came pre-loaded with everything.

If this isn't recommended, what are the options...just buying a new Laptop?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing Win 7 on an Older Laptop...Bad Idea?!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:53 am 
Smithfield
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Find the laptop's model number or serial number and input it here http://support.toshiba.com/drivers . Even if the drivers for Vista, it'll work on 7.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing Win 7 on an Older Laptop...Bad Idea?!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:37 pm 
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In my opinion any computer running XP and up is a candidate for windows 7. XP may not be the best candidate but I have found it doesn't run any slower on 7. Vista machines will actually see a speed improvement for the most part.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing Win 7 on an Older Laptop...Bad Idea?!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:44 am 
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I upgraded my girlfriend's HP laptop that originally shipped with Vista to Windows 7, it actually felt more responsive and quicker than under Vista, and it only has a 1.66Ghz Core Duo processor and 2Gb DDR2, runs well, so go for it !


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