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New Windows 7 Install

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Happy New Year Y'all,

I've received a Windows 7 computer from a relative who has upgrade to 8.1 and also will be picking up a Windows 7 64 bit install disk tomorrow afternoon. I am not a gamer, and this fell into my hands by default.


My question: has anyone any suggestions,comments, or sneaky tricks to make regarding a new install of Windows 7 onto a 3 or 4 year old computer with an AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor 4800 2.5 GHz with 2 Gigs of RAM and a 320 HDD?  


I plan to install Microsoft Security Essentials, CCleaner,  Malwarebytes (the free one), GS photo as a screensaver (also free) and Bing.  I will also be installing JRivers Media Jukebox 8.0.400 as the only proprietary software. Any other suggestions? 


Thank you,

tlcmd (aka Dick)

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What will the computer be used for?

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IMHO your RAM is only problem, especially if you are putting 64bit windows on it

increase it to +1 GB and you won't need any tricks for OS :P


now unfortunately increase page file so your HDD covers the shortage of memory

Edited by vinifera, 02 January 2014 - 03:43 PM.

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I have been running vista and win7 on a laptop with 2GB RAM without major issues (before I upgraded to 4GB), unless you plan to do a lot of RAM heavy stuff, you should be fine.

AMD Phenom II X4 970BE | 12GB DDR3 | nVidia 260GTX | Windows 8.1u1 x64 Pro | Primary
Intel C2D T7250 | 4GB DDR2 | nVidia 8600m GT | Windows 7 x64 Pro | Secondary

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