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Should i install windows vista or 7?
05-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Post: #1
Should i install windows vista or 7?
Hello
I have a dell latitude d600 and I want to install windows vista or windows 7.
I have a 20 gig hard drive and I was going o get flash drive for microsoft office.
I have 2gb RAM and 1.4ghz.
I was also looking to install microsoft office 2007 on it for school.
Will i have enough memory for the program to run efficiently.
By efficiently I mean fast but not super fast.
I currently have windows xp but its old and i want something newer.
What windows vista would be right for me 32 or 64 bit. Home premium or something else.
For microsoft i need powerpoint word excel.
How much would all this cost me too?

Thanks!

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05-28-2014, 02:57 PM
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Windows 7 is much more efficient and computer friendly then Windows Vista.

Windows 7 runs much smoother and with much less problems then Vista, and has very friendly help programs and easy customization of your computer. Also, it runs much better on weak computers, while Vista is hardware-heavy and slow. Windows 7 also has many features that make daily computer use much smoother.
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05-28-2014, 03:02 PM
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You need to check the Dell site and make sure they have Win7 drivers first. It's very possible this laptop won't run Win7. Vista drivers usually work if they have them.
Run the upgrade adviser first to see what other problems may arise.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/de...97c146af15

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05-28-2014, 03:12 PM
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I would go on windows 7 and microsoft office 2010 for students (it costs 149$) you can download a trial version from microsoft site.
To see some excel 2010 tips go to
\http://www.excel-tip.com/
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05-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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I really hate to tell you this but the minimum requirements for win 7 64 bit is 2 gig of ram and 20 gig of drive space just for the operating system, don't even think about Vista it is the worst resource hog i've seen in a while. If memory servers me rightly the 1.4 gig processor in the D600 is a Centrino single core, a grand old gal but getting really long in the tooth. Stick with XP on that machine and go to MS's site and go to the EDU section you should find instructions there for getting your hands on a CD copy of ms office. elsewise google "openoffice.org" they have an open source version of what MS office does it's free.
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05-28-2014, 03:24 PM
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I would Recommended Windows 7 Because It is faster Os compare to vista

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
*Windows 7 Home Premium (includes 32-bit & 64-bit versions) makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music--you can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV
*Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation
*Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
*Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8
*Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
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05-28-2014, 03:29 PM
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THIS ONE IS BEST ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENT

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
*(Includes 32 & 64-bit versions) Combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional--get it all with with Windows 7 Ultimate
*Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation; start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode; watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC
*Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup; *connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join
Recover your data easily with automatic backup to your home and business network; help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLocker
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