Which Windows 7 Edition for IBM R50e?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by robi40, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. robi40

    robi40 MDL Junior Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    Thinking about installing Windows 7 on this 5 year old laptop.
    Here are the specs:
    Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz
    512MB Memory
    40Gb hard drive
    14" screen

    Which Windows 7 edition i Should Install?
  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

    Aug 1, 2009
    If you had more memory i would suggest Home Premium but with those specs, anything more then Win 7 Starter you might have issues.Although you could try Something higher then Win 7 Starter and if it does not run as well as you like you can always just wipe and reinstall a diff version.
  3. TBH

    TBH MDL Novice

    Aug 1, 2009
    I would suggest Windows Foundamentals for Legacy PC. It's XP-SP2 based (upgradable to SP3) but tweaked a lot for maximum speed on elder PC. It's an official MS build (so not an "hacked" version). In a pc like yours it could be super-fast and responsive. The minimum requirements for this speedy-OS is a 233 MHz, 32MB Ram and 600MB HD Space. Give it a try. Win7 could be slow on that laptop... doesn't make sense to have a nicer GUI if the OS itself is slow and unusable.