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How will windows 7 work in a old Gateway 2 MB computer that currently has Vista Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Octavio, May 2, 2010.

  1. Octavio

    Octavio Flightless Bird

    Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    will do?

    Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail, but
    I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with W-7. Is
    that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program similar to
    Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it for
    Newsgroups?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Octavio wrote:

    > Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    > will do?
    >


    Probably not.


    > Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail, but
    > I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with W-7. Is
    > that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program similar to
    > Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it for
    > Newsgroups?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


    Windows Live Mail works in Win7...but plenty of alternatives are
    available...some are even good at newsgroups.

    XPN is good, free, but you gotta install python and GTK also.
    http://xpn.altervista.org/download-en.html

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  3. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Octavio wrote:

    > Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    > will do?
    >
    > Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail, but
    > I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with W-7. Is
    > that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program similar to
    > Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it for
    > Newsgroups?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


    Hopefully you meant 2 GB RAM
    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  4. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    Re: How will windows 7 work in a old Gateway 2 MB computer thatcurrently has Vista Ultimate?

    The only way to find it out is to try it on your system using a
    trial version of Windows 7. Before doing that, the normal caveats
    apply like backing up your documents, music files, emails,
    pictures and porn films. Ideally, you should clone your HD so
    that you can revert back to your vista if you don't like Win 7.

    Trial versions are available from Microsoft website and trial runs
    out end of this year (December, 2010).

    hth


    Octavio wrote:
    >
    > Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    > will do?
    >
    > Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail, but
    > I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with W-7. Is
    > that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program similar to
    > Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it for
    > Newsgroups?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


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  5. Octavio

    Octavio Flightless Bird

    Re: How will windows 7 work in a old Gateway 2 MB computer that currently has Vista Ultimate?

    Thnks for your imput. The trial version last for how long after you
    download them? (Also, are the prices for purchasing from Micosoft higher
    thatn if you buy them from retail stores like Best Buy, etc?)

    "LD5SZRA" <LD5SZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4BDDDA58.E603F38B@discussions.microsoft.com...
    > The only way to find it out is to try it on your system using a
    > trial version of Windows 7. Before doing that, the normal caveats
    > apply like backing up your documents, music files, emails,
    > pictures and porn films. Ideally, you should clone your HD so
    > that you can revert back to your vista if you don't like Win 7.
    >
    > Trial versions are available from Microsoft website and trial runs
    > out end of this year (December, 2010).
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > Octavio wrote:
    >>
    >> Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    >> will do?
    >>
    >> Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail,
    >> but
    >> I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with W-7.
    >> Is
    >> that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program similar
    >> to
    >> Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it for
    >> Newsgroups?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.

    >
    > --
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    > IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
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    > OR ITS ASSOCIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
    > INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF
    > BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF LD5SZRA OR ITS
    > ASSOCIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
    > DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
    > LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
    > DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.
    >
    > Copyright LD5SZRA 2010.
     
  6. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 02 May 2010, "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other
    > programs will do?


    It it runs Vista well, it should run Windows 7 just as well, maybe
    slightly better. Check with Gateway to see if Win7-specific drivers are
    available and use them in possible. Back up your current system, just
    in case something goes wrong or doesn't work out the way you hope.
     
  7. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    Re: How will windows 7 work in a old Gateway 2 MB computer thatcurrently has Vista Ultimate?

    This is what I am told by email by Microsoft:

    "The availability of Windows 7 Enterprise (Eval) 90-day Trial is
    being extended to Dec 31, 2010. Intended primarily for IT pros,
    the 90-day trial is the full-featured Enterprise SKU that will
    enable any organization to explore, test hardware and
    applications, perform pilot activities, and develop deployment
    scenarios."

    The link to download is here:

    <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx>

    hth



    Octavio wrote:
    >
    > Thnks for your imput. The trial version last for how long after you
    > download them? (Also, are the prices for purchasing from Micosoft higher
    > thatn if you buy them from retail stores like Best Buy, etc?)
    >
    > "LD5SZRA" <LD5SZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4BDDDA58.E603F38B@discussions.microsoft.com...
    > > The only way to find it out is to try it on your system using a
    > > trial version of Windows 7. Before doing that, the normal caveats
    > > apply like backing up your documents, music files, emails,
    > > pictures and porn films. Ideally, you should clone your HD so
    > > that you can revert back to your vista if you don't like Win 7.
    > >
    > > Trial versions are available from Microsoft website and trial runs
    > > out end of this year (December, 2010).
    > >
    > > hth
    > >
    > >
    > > Octavio wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    > >> will do?
    > >>
    > >> Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail,
    > >> but
    > >> I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with W-7.
    > >> Is
    > >> that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program similar
    > >> to
    > >> Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it for
    > >> Newsgroups?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks in advance.

    > >
    > > --
    > > THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
    > > KIND. LD5SZRA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR
    > > IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
    > > FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL LD5SZRA
    > > OR ITS ASSOCIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
    > > INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF
    > > BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF LD5SZRA OR ITS
    > > ASSOCIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
    > > DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
    > > LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
    > > DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.
    > >
    > > Copyright LD5SZRA 2010.


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    IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
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    OR ITS ASSOCIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
    INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF
    BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF LD5SZRA OR ITS
    ASSOCIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
    DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
    DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.

    Copyright LD5SZRA 2010.
     
  8. Student

    Student Flightless Bird

    Re: How will windows 7 work in a old Gateway 2 MB computer thatcurrently has Vista Ultimate?

    If the computer runs Vista Ultimate it has more than enough horse power for Windows 7
     
  9. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    I put the beta W7 on an old crappy laptop w/only 512 mb memory and it ran
    better than it ever had with XP. So you should have no problem.
    Use 32 bit if possible. Your old programs will run better - no 64 bit
    conversion needed.
    I upgraded my Vista laptop to W7, then put Windows mail on it.
    If you Google for "windows mail on windows 7" you can find two files that
    you must run before you try to use Windows Mail on W7.
    They are named "Windows Mail.reg" and "Windows Mail2.reg".
    I assume you know how to point Windows Mail to where your messages live on
    your computer. And contacts.
    I've been using mine ever since W7 came out.
    Good luck,
    Paul

    "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in message
    news:hrkl00$l5t$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    > will do?
    >
    > Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail,
    > but I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with
    > W-7. Is that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program
    > similar to Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it
    > for Newsgroups?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
     
  10. Slap

    Slap Flightless Bird

    "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in message
    news:hrkl00$l5t$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    > will do?
    >
    > Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail,
    > but I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with
    > W-7. Is that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program
    > similar to Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it
    > for Newsgroups?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


    You shouldn't have a problem. On the windows site there is a program that
    will check your machine as to Win 7 compatibility.

    I use Windows Live Mail with my Win7 64 bit.
    --
     
  11. Octavio

    Octavio Flightless Bird

    Thanks to all who responded.
    One additional question: Any special backing required from Windows Vista
    Ultimate before the upgrade, or just a regular DVD saving of the important
    files will suffice?

    "Slap" <slap@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hotDn.177452$0N3.159242@newsfe09.iad...
    >
    > "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in message
    > news:hrkl00$l5t$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    >> will do?
    >>
    >> Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail,
    >> but I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with
    >> W-7. Is that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate program
    >> similar to Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download and use it
    >> for Newsgroups?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.

    >
    > You shouldn't have a problem. On the windows site there is a program that
    > will check your machine as to Win 7 compatibility.
    >
    > I use Windows Live Mail with my Win7 64 bit.
    > --
    >
    >
     
  12. Slap

    Slap Flightless Bird

    Windows Easy Transfer...

    You might run it and save the file to another disk. Should be on your Vista
    install. It is included with Win 7 to read the data file. You can download
    it for XP.

    have a read...
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/easy-transfer.aspx

    --
    dave

    "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in message
    news:hrt16l$34i$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Thanks to all who responded.
    > One additional question: Any special backing required from Windows Vista
    > Ultimate before the upgrade, or just a regular DVD saving of the important
    > files will suffice?
    >
    > "Slap" <slap@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hotDn.177452$0N3.159242@newsfe09.iad...
    >>
    >> "Octavio" <inquirer@inquirer.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hrkl00$l5t$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> Will it slow it down? Will it limit what the rest of the other programs
    >>> will do?
    >>>
    >>> Also, I conveniently use currently the Newsgroups in Windows Live Mail,
    >>> but I see that I will not be able to use the Newsgroups like that with
    >>> W-7. Is that true? If it is true, Any advise about an alternate
    >>> program similar to Live Windows Mail that is free and easy to download
    >>> and use it for Newsgroups?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance.

    >>
    >> You shouldn't have a problem. On the windows site there is a program
    >> that will check your machine as to Win 7 compatibility.
    >>
    >> I use Windows Live Mail with my Win7 64 bit.
    >> --
    >>
    >>
     

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