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Can I install Windows 7 on Fijitsu Simens Amilipro V2040 Laptop?

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Can I install Windows 7 on Fijitsu Simens Amilipro V2040 Laptop with 512 MB RAM?
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senadCommented:
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

So,I do not think you can run successfully windows 7 on your machine.

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lucius_theCommented:
But you are actually able to install it anyway... Just, it may run slowly. It will report that your computer is low on RAM, but it should install anyway.
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senadCommented:
However,if you increase the RAM (at least 2 GB) then you can run it .... (More - the better)
1GB is Microsoft recommended minimum which means you can
run it barely,barely....
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senadCommented:
The laptop has Pentium M 725 / 1.6 GHz - Centrino - RAM 512 MB which is OK for XP but not W7.
Centrino processors are slooowwww and with that amount of RAM you'd be heading for the nut house....
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lucius_theCommented:
I run Win 7 very nicley on a laptop with 768 MB RAM, no performace problems. Of course, that depens on what you run on it, and how many apps at the same time. Also, don't choose the 64-bit version (even if your computer supports it) since 64-bit versions use larger amonts of RAM.
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koreansuperCommented:
i suggest that you do not install win7 on your fujitsu with 512 ram. as you know that win7 need higher processor with higher memory. as for recommended for memory is 1 or 2 GB as wish to install win7.

so check with the spec on your machine first before you decide to install win7.
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grayeCommented:
It appears you can upgrade this laptop to 2Gb of RAM for about $50...   that would pretty much make it acceptible for Win7
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16820231042 
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LMiller7Commented:
Installing Windows 7 on a system with 512MB RAM is not recommended. It may work but you will not be happy with the results. At the very least RAM should be upgraded to 1GB or preferably more.

Before proceeding obtain and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1B544E90-7659-4BD9-9E51-2497C146AF15&displaylang=en

This will warn you about any other issues your computer may have.
This is strongly recommended, even for a clean install.

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younghvCommented:
The simple answer to your question is yes, but realistically - follow the advice of LMiller7 and have MS examine your computer.

For a fun discussion on the same topic, review the comments here: (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Q_24060967.html) and find out "how low you can go".
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LMiller7Commented:
Microsoft systems will often run and even install with well below the stated minimum memory requirements. I have run, but not installed, Windows 2000 server with only 16MB of RAM on VirtualPC. I didn't try anything less. It was painfully slow and was for all practical purposes unusable - but it did run.

With 512MB RAM you will be better served with XP. If a RAM upgrade to 1GB is practical, and there are no other issues, then Windows 7 may be a realistic option. But this would only be suitable for light use. Much depends on how the system will be used.
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Harsh08Author Commented:
I upgraded to 1.5 GB RAM. Its working fine.
Thanks
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