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    how much RAM windows 7

    Hi,

    How much ram is recommended by you guys for Windows 7 laptop

    Ta

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    Absolute minimum of 1GB, 2-4GB is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by duxbuz View Post
    Hi,

    How much ram is recommended by you guys for Windows 7 laptop

    Ta
    2GB + should do it

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    I have it running on a 1GB machine, but it only runs the media centre. For normal use I have a machine with 2GB+ on it and it works very well on that.

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    Runs fine on my old Pentium M 1.6 with 512mb of RAM, Aero turned off and no gadgets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truslack View Post
    Runs fine on my old Pentium M 1.6 with 512mb of RAM, Aero turned off and no gadgets.
    Aero's the biggest memory hog (that I'm aware of!) in Win7, I turn it off as a matter of course regardless of how much RAM I have

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    you can never have enough ram.... well unless you're still on 32bit OS obviously!

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    1GB should do it but if you want it to run nicely 2+...personally i have 4GB.

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    Out of interest here to the schools that have already deployed Windows 7. Do you have aero turned on? or do you use the basic theme, or the classic theme.
    Just wondering what everyone uses.


    Dave

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    Memory is so cheap.. mine runs nicley on 4gb...

    With office 2010 it's unstoppable..



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    Got 6GB for W7 Ultimate, but still got a nagging feeling I should have more!

    *everything turned up to 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Got 6GB for W7 Ultimate, but still got a nagging feeling I should have more!

    *everything turned up to 11.
    Your right Chris 8GB is where its at

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Got 6GB for W7 Ultimate, but still got a nagging feeling I should have more!

    *everything turned up to 11.
    Ooops, sorry, laptops wasn't it. I have 4GB in mine because it's so cheap and you can turn it up to 11!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84 View Post
    Out of interest here to the schools that have already deployed Windows 7. Do you have aero turned on? or do you use the basic theme, or the classic theme.
    Just wondering what everyone uses.


    Dave
    Aero on here. Baseline computers have 2GB of RAM and a "modern" processor. I used to have Windows classic throughout on XP and Vista but I personally feel enforcing the classic theme on Windows 7 is shooting yourself in the foot somewhat from the usability side of things. The computers are more than capable and it is time to move on.

    Plus, when you're making such big changes to the network, anything that is considered "ooh, shiny" helps!

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    I have 8gb in my home pc



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