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    Default Upgrading to 7

    Just started with FM10 and although it ran FM09 very nicely it seems my pc needs upgrading, im in the process of saving for a new one, however would upgrading to windows 7 from vista help short term? Any help is appreciated guys

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 7

    I run windows 7 on my old hope pc a Pentium 4 with 2gb, and it runs fine.

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    It will, but probably not enough to make the upgrade worthwhile, especially if you'll get 7 when you buy a new PC.

    I'm no expert, but post the spec of your PC and we'll probably be able to find something else for a similar price to 7 that'll give you more performance.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 7

    Thanks for the info, I only have 1GB Ram and it's a slimline media PC so I'm not sure if I can open it up and just put another stick of ram in. Also heard people are having issues upgrading to 7?

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    at work atm but from memory It's 1.6ghz dual core with 1gb ram, I can get windows 7 for cheap off ultimatesteal with a student email, think it's only £30 odd

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 7

    Personally I wouldn't upgrade to Win7 under those circumstances, even though I'm a bit of a Windows 7 fanboy. Yes it runs faster, but it uses the same kernal as Vista - in other words, under the hood it's virtually identical to Vista.

    If you're buying a new PC it should come with Win7 installed on it anyway, and if you buy Win7 you're looking at shelling out over £100 for an OS that will come included on your new PC.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 7

    Quote Originally Posted by cal7-11 View Post
    Thanks for the info, I only have 1GB Ram and it's a slimline media PC so I'm not sure if I can open it up and just put another stick of ram in. Also heard people are having issues upgrading to 7?
    What make and model is it? Someone smarter than I will be able to work out what case you have and whether or not a memory upgrade would be easily sorted. If you can up the RAM it'll be your best bet. 7 needs a minimum of 1gb for the 32bit version, so I don't think you'd get any benefit from the upgrade.

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    Philips LX2000, thanks for the info on 7 won't be wasting the money on upgrading now

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    Default Re: Upgrading to 7

    does anyone know what would happen if i upgraded to windows 7 after installing the game on my pc? i'm not a teccy so bear with me....

    would i have to wipe my laptop to install windows 7, thus losing my fm installation? and if so will i be able to re-activate it?

    i think you know what i mean?

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