Stop using Windows 7 if you have a PC with less than 2GB RAM

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jaffar, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Jaffar

    Jaffar MDL Member

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    #1 Jaffar, Jul 29, 2015
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    Big difference between using Windows 7 and Windows 10 on a PC with 1 GB ram


    With Windows 7 it hung up many times but With 10 the situation is different, even though I admit that Windows 10 is using more memory to operate than what it was used to be in Windows 7 but it is managing it in a different way and this is why it is faster.
     
  2. speedy1979

    speedy1979 MDL Novice

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    Are you using a netbook or a tablet?
     
  3. Jaffar

    Jaffar MDL Member

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    7 years old dell desktop
     
  4. cyberloner

    cyberloner MDL Member

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    so are you using windows 10 with 1gb ram? :biggrin:
     
  5. Jaffar

    Jaffar MDL Member

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    of course it is not my main pc
     
  6. poppy10

    poppy10 MDL Novice

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    I've got an old HTPC with 2GB RAM and it runs much smoother with Windows 10 than it ever did on Win7 or 8.1
     
  7. TrOjAnTyPe

    TrOjAnTyPe MDL Novice

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    Yes it will work but don't open many tabs in chrome. These days chrome requirement is 4GB.
     
  8. tarihci

    tarihci MDL Novice

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    I got a 10-11 years old Dell 700m laptop and I got Win7 running on it.
    It was great at first, but it gets really hot these days. I think I may try Win10 and see whether I can install that on it and whether it holds...hahaha
    Thanks for the advice by the way...
     
  9. cyberloner

    cyberloner MDL Member

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    only one thing problem headaids to me at this moment with win 10... boot up slower than win 7 :weep:
     
  10. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

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    Netbook:
    ASUS eee PC 900 MHz, 2GB RAM, 32 GB SSD KingSpec.

    Seriously, amazing speed with win 10 on this little fella !
     
  11. JeanYuhs

    JeanYuhs MDL Junior Member

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    Windows 7 runs just fine on machines with 1GB or even 2GB without issues. It scales down appropriately. Hell, I've even restricted it to 512MB on occasion for testing purposes and the OS itself barely will pass 225MB used which is damned remarkable.
     
  12. Dan8v

    Dan8v MDL Novice

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    Don't open Chrome. W10 + Edge in my 2gb netbook works great !!!!! :clap:
     
  13. molder

    molder MDL Junior Member

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    And what about Win XP?? Seriously.
    I have a relative who uses still winxp on a pc with 2GB ram.
    Better to upgrade to win 7 or win10?
     
  14. Jaffar

    Jaffar MDL Member

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    It reminds me of how mobile operating systems handle their cpu and memory usage on cheap phones
     
  15. sagem

    sagem MDL Novice

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    #15 sagem, Jul 29, 2015
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    I have a hp g6 laptop its junk with 7 as well and I slaped win 10 on and boy it runs fast now.
    thatswit 500g hdd and 3g ram
    2.4ghz dual cpu

    no it don't have legs .


    [offtopic] tarihci have u given your laptop a service l8tly? get your cpu and heat sink a clean from all dust build up.. you should find it wont get hot then. I always find fans and heat sinks get bloked up.
    yes I service laptops and computers.
    and no u cant drop it off I don't think you would want to spend a few grand to get to me