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can a Compaq Presario V2000 running Windows XP Home SP3 be upgraded to Windows 7?

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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          On behalf of my boss at work, I am needing to ask if a Compaq Presario laptop (Model V2000) running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 can be upgraded to Windows 7.  In helping to determine if this is an option, the hardware specifications of this laptop are as follows:  992MB of RAM.  On this part, I am assuming the "true" amount of RAM is 1GB with some of it shadowed perhaps for video.  And, the processor is an Intel running at 1.40GHz.  If more technical information is needed, it will be supplied upon request.  From past experience, it seems like the amount of RAM and processor speed are the two most crucial pieces of information needed in determining if a setup can support the next generation of operating systems.  

             Given the limited hardware resources, I am under the impression he should stay with the current operating system of Windows XP on it and forget about trying to put Windows 7 on it.  But, that is just my opinion though.  At any rate, if someone could shed some light on this matter, it will be greatly appreciated.  

               Thank you

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