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According to the Win 7 Upgrade Advisor - Win 7 requires:

64-bit version:
        1GHz+ CPU
        2 GB+ RAM
        20 GB+  drive space

32-bit version:
        1GHz+ CPU
        1GB+ RAM
        16 GB+  drive space

There are a lot of software installed on my Vista [32-bit] laptop that needs "paid" upgrades to work, or are "unknown" for working or not. At least their Advisor did not reject LO, like it did for my Laserjet 2300dn printer. It is a good workgroup printer and MS does not know if it will work on Win7? That is weird. IT was new a few years before Win7 came out, so it should have a reference about working.

As for real world resources, well Win7 is a better OS than Vista, but it may take more CPU power than Vista and more drive space than the "Advisor" indicated. Whatever it needs, it would be better than Vista. Also I have a 32-bit Vista and I would install 64-bit Win7, since the laptop has a 64-bit CPU. I run 64-Bit Ubuntu on it as its second boot.

I have a 14 page [PDF] printout of the report that their advisor created. Will keep it for a bit as a resource.

As for gaming, well I am not one who plays computer games or own a game playing device. Never got into it.
On 08/17/2012 10:09 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I think Win7 uses less resources than Vista.  it was the first time they de-bloated their OS = an 
attempt to fit it onto mobile devices such as tablets (ok, not very mobile but more mobile than 
desktops).  So upgrading from Vista to Win7 might well be a good idea without worrying about 
upgrading Ram.

"Just play a few games"!  It's games that typically push the limits of computers and push people 
into upgrading hardware.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 10/8/12, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:

From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] why does Windows version take so long to remove?
Date: Friday, 10 August, 2012, 14:07

On 08/10/2012 05:53 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 2012-08-08 4:19 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:
I will say though... I consider 1GB to be the *bare minumum* on an XP
box but it will still be sluggish. I couldn't use it with 512MB, it
would drive me to drink.

For XP, I always recommend 2GB, and for 7 (won't touch Vista), minimum
is 4GB.
The system came with 512 from the factory.  All the systems I dealt with
that had XP from the factory has 512 for ram.
Irrelevant to my point. The fact is, XP is simply a total DOG with less than 1GB RAM, and is much 
better with 2GB.

I do not have Win7, but would like to replace my Vista laptop with
Just be sure to get 64bit with at *least* 4GB, but much better would be 8G.

Sorry, but my Vista laptop maxed out at 3 GB, so I will need to install Win7 with 3 GB.  It was not 
made for Win7 but almost anything is better than Vista. I doubt that I will be able to get it to 
have more memory than the 3 GB installed, but I will look into it.

I want to get that system upgraded in the near future so I can deal with the Win7 people and their 
LO needs.  It is getting to be a problem not having a Win7 system for supporting people.  I prefer 
Ubuntu, but most of my friends use Win7 now.  Only one uses Linux.

I really want to keep supporting LO under Windows, so as people buy new systems with Win7, I am loosing ground 
with them.  One girl bought a very powerful 17" laptop, just to type notes, play videos, and browse the Net.  
She spent three times as much as needed for doing just that type of "work".  I would love such a laptop, 
but I cannot afford one like that.  At least she is using LO now and not get convinced that she had to have MSO.

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