Will Win 7 run on a Lenovo X40?


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Vince Giaimo

Intel Pentium M 1.40 Ghz
1.49 GB Ram
Intel 82852/82855 Graphics controller - can be updated for Win 7 on
Lenovo site.

Anyone here do this or similar?
 
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Paul

Vince said:
Intel Pentium M 1.40 Ghz
1.49 GB Ram
Intel 82852/82855 Graphics controller - can be updated for Win 7 on
Lenovo site.

Anyone here do this or similar?
"Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

The last couple of versions of Upgrade Advisor, require .NET.
And there is a small chance you don't have the version of .NET
required. In any case, try it and see if the Microsoft program
will run.

Paul
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Gadfly said:
To run Win7 a desktop or laptop PC requires a graphics card/integrated chip
that supports DirectX 9. According to this page the Intel 82852/82855
Graphics controller does, so you should be all right to go.
The fact that Vince found a 7 update for it (and on the Lenovo site,
too) suggests that it (7) will run. I think he's more interested in is
it actually _usable_ on the hardware.

(Personally I have my doubts - more the 1.49G RAM than anything else
(though the single core probably will slow it too).)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists
to
adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable
man. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)
 
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Andrew Rossmann

Intel Pentium M 1.40 Ghz
1.49 GB Ram
Intel 82852/82855 Graphics controller - can be updated for Win 7 on
Lenovo site.

Anyone here do this or similar?
What version of Windows does it currently have? Generally, Win7 should
be about the same speed, or maybe even a bit 'peppier' than XP or Vista.
The amount of RAM is OK, but don't try running too many things at once.
Being Intel graphics, I assume some of that RAM is set aside for video,
so you may only have 1-1.25G available.
 
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BillW50

What version of Windows does it currently have? Generally, Win7 should
be about the same speed, or maybe even a bit 'peppier' than XP or Vista.
The amount of RAM is OK, but don't try running too many things at once.
Being Intel graphics, I assume some of that RAM is set aside for video,
so you may only have 1-1.25G available.
I hear this all of the time and I've never seen it happen that way.
Having about 20 computers here, XP always performed far better than
Windows 7 and Windows 8 does for the most part. As both the latter uses
the CPU heavier and the CPU temps are always higher.

Now that isn't to say that Windows 7/8 doesn't appear faster from the
user experience. Yes they use fancy tricks to make things happen faster
at times. Like popping up the desktop early during the boot process.
Yeah that is neat and all, but the drive is still working like mad long
after the desktop pops up.

I am not saying that Windows 7/8 isn't a poor competitor to XP. Sure
there are some really nice things about 7/8. Disk access and WiFi
throughput are better than XP in many cases. That I have no doubt about.
When I run 3D games, I don't really see any difference between
performance between XP/7/8. It is so slight in my tests, there isn't
anything worth noting. Although all of my games are DirectX v9.0c
compatible.

XP Explorer (File Manager) seems faster than it is under 7/8. And XP
doesn't automatically re-sort. That bugs me under 7/8. I am not use to
working this way. Sure I adjusted, but I still don't care for it.

Another surprise to me is multimedia. Many claim that 7/8 are great, but
I never found that. It could be that I generally almost always use
integrated graphics. Maybe that explains the reason. But XP is flawless
for streaming videos, playing DVDs, and watching TV. Sure I could make
XP play like crap if I convert video files (which maxs out the CPU, or
nearly anyway) or something. But I can't trust 7/8 just by doing one
thing without problems. Both 7/8 drop frames from time to time just
recording TV programs for example. I never ran 7/8 on any of my Nvidia
graphic machines. They all run XP SP3. Maybe multimedia might do well on
those machines with 7/8.
 

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