What hardware to buy for Win7 x64 B'day Gift

E-machine / T1742
March 7, 2010 at 07:05:37
Specs: Windows XP, 1
I received as a birthday gift a Win7 Home Premium 64bit version. I opened the box before I noticed it was a 64bit version. All of my existing PCs are 32bit computers, and only one would pass the recommended hardware requirements to install Win7, a DELL Inspiron 530 with Windows Vista. However, I do have an empty case I could install a motherboard bundle, suitable to accept a 64bit Win7. The question is what should I buy regarding that hardware? With all the bundles offered online, one gets easily confused. Nothing too expensive, just good enough for the average user. Thanks.

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#1
March 7, 2010 at 17:12:12
You shouldn't have to go that route.

Your authentic Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit license will work for a 32-Bit Windows 7 Home Premium installation. You can borrow a disc from someone & just use your legally acquired key to activate the installation.

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#2
March 7, 2010 at 20:03:49
Yes, this would be a solution, but doesn't the key has to match the install CD it comes with? I can give it a try and see what happens.

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#3
March 7, 2010 at 20:17:30
Nope. Keys are not tied to install discs, you are paying for the license - not the coaster. Moreover, digital download sales, for example, do not typically come with the backup media.

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#4
March 7, 2010 at 21:38:19
Of course, if you are (like many of us) just itching for an excuse to build another system.....

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#5
March 7, 2010 at 22:53:43
ah the choices you have,
in my humble opinion any duo or quad core cpu over 2.4ghz, a mobo to match with built in sound & wifi, , preferably made for ddr3 memory, 4 gig of ddr3 memory.
and a reasonable video card...(depending on what games you play, if any) and a good 650watt +, power supply.
expect to spend 350-400 euro.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
March 8, 2010 at 11:05:07
I just opened tigerdirect.com website and splash right in front is a sale on current components you were asking about. Worth a look. Also see Newegg.com as they have some good pricing too generally.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/


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