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Any computer windows

By Gsmnikki
Jan 13, 2010
  1. hi
    i have a question,
    Can i put any windows operating programme(windows 7/vista/pro) in any computer
    (old/new/etc)

    plzz reply

    w.b.r
     
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    I wouldn't say you'd be happy with it even if it works on some 'old' computer ..... because i do not know 'how old' the pc in question may be
     
  3. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    From ( http://www.onlinecomputertips.com/hardware/hardware_req.html), and http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements



    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


    Windows Vista

    All Editions (minimum requirements)

    800 MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
    20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
    Support for Super VGA graphics
    CD-ROM drive

    Below are the recommended requirements from Microsoft for Vista but we recommend a faster processor like a Core2Duo and 2 GB of RAM for any version of Vista.

    Home Basic
    1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    512 MB of RAM
    20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
    Support for DirectX 9 graphics and 32 MB of graphics memory
    DVD-ROM drive

    Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
    1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    1 GB of RAM
    40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
    DVD-ROM drive
    Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:

    * WDDM Driver
    * 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
    * Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
    * 32 bits per pixel



    Windows Server 2003

    Web Edition
    Supports two processors and 2GB of RAM.
    133-MHz processor (550 MHz recommended)
    128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended; 2 GB maximum)
    1.5 GB hard disk space

    Standard Edition
    Supports four processors and 4GB of RAM.
    133-MHz processor required; 550-MHz or faster processor
    128 MB of RAM required; 256 MB or more recommended
    1.5 GB hard disk space

    Enterprise Edition
    Supports eight processors and 32GB of RAM.
    133-MHz or faster processor for x86-based PCs; 733-MHz for Itanium-based PCs
    128 MB of RAM required; 256 MB or more recommended
    1.5 GB hard disk space

    Datacenter 32-Bit Edition
    Supports 32 processors and 64GB of RAM.
    400 MHz processor required; 733 MHz processor recommended
    Minimum: 512 MB of RAM; recommended: 1 GB of RAM
    1.5 GB hard disk space

    Datacenter 64-Bit edition
    Supports 64 processors and 512GB of RAM.
    Minimum: 400 MHz processor for x86-based computers or 733 MHz for Itanium-based computers; recommended: 733 MHz processor
    Minimum: 512 MB of RAM; recommended: 1 GB of RAM
    1.5 GB hard disk space



    Windows2000

    Windows 2000 Professional
    Supports up to two processors and up to 4GB of RAM.
    Pentium 133 MHz, 65MB of RAM, 650 MB free hard disk space (2 G recommended)

    Windows 2000 Server
    Supports up to four processors and up to 4GB of RAM.
    Pentium 133 MHz, 128MB of RAM, 1 GB free hard disk space (2 G recommended)

    Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    Supports up to eight processors and up to 8GB of RAM
    Pentium 133 MHz, 256MB of RAM, 1 GB free hard disk space (2 G recommended)

    Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    Supports up to 32 processors and up to 64GB of RAM.
    Pentium 133 MHz, 256MB of RAM, 1 GB free hard disk space (2 G recommended)



    Windows XP

    Home
    Supports 1 processor and up to 4GB of RAM
    233 MHz CPU (300 MHz recommended)
    64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
    1.5 GB of available hard disk space

    Professional
    Supports up to 2 processors and up to 4GB of RAM
    233 MHz CPU (300 MHz recommended)
    64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
    1.5 GB of available hard disk space

    64 Bit Edition
    Supports up to 2 processors and up to 64GB of RAM
    AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support CPUs
    256 MB of RAM
    1.5 GB of available hard disk space



    Windows 95/98/ME

    Windows 95
    Supports 1 processor and up to 2GB of RAM
    x386 CPU
    4 MB of RAM (8 recommended)
    55 MB of available hard disk space

    Windows 98
    Supports 1 processor and up to 2GB of RAM
    66 MHz CPU (300 MHz recommended)
    16 MB of RAM (24 recommended)
    225 MB of available hard disk space

    Windows ME
    Supports 1 processor and up to 2GB of RAM
    150 MHz CPU (300 MHz recommended)
    32 MB of RAM (64 recommended)
    320 MB of available hard disk space
     
  4. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    To clarify, these are "MINIMUM" requirements. Recommended system requirements are usually much higher. For example Vista may let you install on a PIII 1GHz machine, but i wouldn't even bother unless you had a modern dual core (preferably Core2Duo) machine.
     
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Yup good advice comp. I wouldn't want to use Vista or 7 for prolong periods of time on an old P4 or earlier stuff. Atleast a decent dual core processor and 2 GB ram is reasonable minimum.
     
  6. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    If you had any more details behind why you are asking (ie do you have old systems, do you need to test software on legacy HW/ OS etc, . ) it would help us give a better answer as well.
     
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