Solved Can I install xp onto inspiron 7500

August 30, 2013 at 10:39:35
Specs: Windows Vista
I have an Inspiron 7500 with windows 98, I would like to upgrade the OS, Vista, XP, or 7. Can any these work, if so how to.

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August 30, 2013 at 11:19:05
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What size hard drive and RAM.
With a larger than standard hard drive it may run XP but not well. As for Vista or Windows 7, forget it.

Stay with Windows 98. The computer doesn't have the resources for anything more modern.

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August 30, 2013 at 13:37:22
According to Crucial, the max amount of RAM your laptop can handle is 512MB. That's enough to run XP (but not well) but definitely not enough for anything newer. A lightweight version of Linux might be an option but only if you max out the RAM.

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August 30, 2013 at 14:29:20

With a maximum memory of 512 MB, I wouldn't even bother and it's not worth investigating further. I prefer at least 1 GB and ideally 2 GB, and that's with adjusting to performance over stylish interface settings.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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