Which version of windows 7 86x fits old computer 2 gb cpu i3

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MGadAllah, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. MGadAllah

    MGadAllah MDL Novice

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    Hi
    My friend has an old fujitsu laptop and he likes windows 7 and hate windows 10
    Which version of windows 7 86x I can install for him?
    I want the laptop to be light and fast as possible
    and if you may provide direct link for the suggested iso that would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    give details about the hardware side. which os was previously installed? I would try W7 pro perhaps except if drivers are not available. Have a look on manufacturer side to see if it's ok.
     
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  3. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    You've got a PM.
     
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  4. MGadAllah

    MGadAllah MDL Novice

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    It is my friend who like it and I want to help him.
    Isn't 64 bit is a bit heavier compared to 32 bit?
    Also does downloading an iso that has latest updates slipstreamed is better or to install the original untouched and updated regularly? which option is recommended?
     
  5. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    For windows 7 in particular, updating a clean MSFT iso is one of the worst decisions you could make.
    An updated image is currently the best course of action.
     
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  6. MGadAllah

    MGadAllah MDL Novice

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    check pm
     
  7. roeiking12

    roeiking12 MDL Novice

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    can i get PMs too? i lcan i get PMs too? im looking for the best version for my old laptop too... my hp pavvilion g6 grpahics do not support win 10 ):
     
  8. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    @MGadAllah Pick whichever one you like. My point was I don't recommend clean images + updating through windows update.
     
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  9. yalatif

    yalatif MDL Novice

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    why not ?
     
  10. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    Because of how messed up Windows Update is at the moment. Read the hotfix sticky.
     
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  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    My father in law called me in a panic, the monthly updates keep failing, a day later did a new search for updates and all installed fine.
     
  12. yalatif

    yalatif MDL Novice

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    how can you explain this ?
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    MSFT re-released working ones?
     
  14. grrgrr

    grrgrr MDL Member

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    In case the machine has 4GB ram i would suggest installing 64bit version.
     
  15. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    Why would an i3 machine(even if it's a first gen i3) have problems with drivers?
     
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  16. 2cmp

    2cmp MDL Junior Member

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    It was a overall note.
     
  17. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    An overall note which is not 100% relevant, considering the hardware discussed in this thread.
    It would apply when talking about some old, single-core Pentium/Athlon with 4GB of DDR memory, which in turn is a very rare case, at least in my experience.
    Both questions(which version should I use) are answered. Yes, I did answer one of them via PM, because homebrew stuff was involved(not allowed on the public pages of the forum). Point was it's a bit more hassle-free to use a clean, slipstreamed image(no funky visual/"performance"/w/e mods to it) as opposed to an untouched MSDN image(or just make one yourself). The line suggesting x64 on a 4GB+ machine is also on point, as there's no mention of ancient hardware with shaky 64-bit driver support anywhere in the thread.
    Overall notes are useful mostly when they're on point.
     
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  18. 2cmp

    2cmp MDL Junior Member

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    Surely you notest that it was a reply to this quote only, as you already had replied and pm.
     
  19. Mohammadwasi7861

    Mohammadwasi7861 MDL Novice

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    I would like to suggest you use Win 64 bit with less extra software only few which is very useful like one AV + IDM and other which you really need it. :)