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Unread 18-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Minimum RAM for Windows 7

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I am using Win 7 on my laptop. It has 3 GB RAM but I am planning to install Win 7 in my old computer having 256MB of RAM. Is it enough? Can I install?
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Re: Minimum RAM for Windows 7

Quick answer: NO.

Quote from Microsoft:

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

• 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

• 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

• 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

• DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
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Re: Minimum RAM for Windows 7

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Hi guys
I am using Win 7 on my laptop. It has 3 GB RAM but I am planning to install Win 7 in my old computer having 256MB of RAM. Is it enough? Can I install?
You can install the Windows 7 operating system with some workarounds,but even if you did you won't be able to multitask on that machine,since the programs would require more memory for utilization,so i would suggest you atleast buy a 1GB of RAM for that machine.
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Re: Minimum RAM for Windows 7

I highly recommend that you do not, however the operating system will install. The minimum requirements that Microsoft set is 1GB, however you can install with less RAM than that on 32 bit versions. Personally I'd stick with your previous Operating System.
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Re: Minimum RAM for Windows 7

You must have around 1 gb of RAM for smooth running of Win 7 in your PC.
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1Gb is recommended. I installed it on a desktop running 756Mb.
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