Installing Windows® 7 in Old Laptop
Windows 7 is an operating system that offers an improved taskbar, full screen previews and better device management. The automatic backup facility in Windows 7 allows you to recover the data faster for your home and business network. The operating system has been designed to work better with the hardware and make use of the resources in a much better optimized manner. The Bit lock drive encryption is one feature available in Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate operating system. It allows you to keep passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive where your data resides in.
Below are requirements and tips for installing Windows 7 in your old laptop:
- Minimum Requirements
- Additional Requirements
- Tips to Install
You will need to check and ensure the minimum requirements before the installation of Windows 7 in your old laptop. It is very important to check to ensure the proper installation of the OS and trouble free use afterwards. The minimum system requirements: 1 Giga Hertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 Giga Byte (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.
If you want to use certain other features, you will need to meet the additional system requirements in your old laptop. Depending on the resolution and video playback, you may need additional memory and advanced graphic hardware; some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance. You may need a TV tuner and additional hardware, BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive. Windows XP Mode requires another 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of hard disk space.
The installation of Windows 7 in your old laptop is simple. Check and ensure the system requirements. For this you can insert the Original Windows 7 DVD in your drive and run the setup. You can also set the boot from DVD option from your BIOS and reboot your laptop. You can follow the installation wizard for the installation; after the installation, enter the product key and then register the product at the Microsoft website.
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