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I want to install Windows 7 Home Premium onto my computer, and if I'm gonna do it, it has to be soon. These are my specs.

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Hewlette-Packard
Pavilion
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+
2.08 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM

asked Jun 13 '12 at 20:55

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it's fine but only run 32 bit windows 7. make sure before installing 7 that you do a thorough wipe of the drive you want it on, and then do a clean install of 7. get yourself a copy of partition wizard boot cd and do at least one pass. i recommend 3 passes.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2264/pwipe1.png

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8284/pwipe2.png

http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/1204/pwipe3.png

answered Jun 14 '12 at 08:43

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Why do you need to do a secure wipe of the computer? a regular format will do.

(Jun 15 '12 at 00:19) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

a format is just going to remove the old data and not repair the file system other than cosmetically. formatting after doing a secure wipe will be like having a brand new drive.

(Jun 15 '12 at 05:42) Dr Giggles Dr%20Giggles's gravatar image

I run Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on a computer with a 1.5 GB of ram and a Intel P4 processor at 3.2 GHz. And it runs quite well. I considering getting more ram but it runs fine. And since it is my server for files and media it doesn't really matter.

answered Jun 13 '12 at 21:01

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It's good. I used to run Home Premium on an old Gateway MX6454 built for XP and it ran fine. Your specs look good for it.

answered Jun 13 '12 at 21:05

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