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07-07-2012 08:11 AM
Can I install Windows 7 64-bit operating system on HP Pavillion Media Center PC m7540.dk ?
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07-07-2012 08:43 AM - edited 07-07-2012 08:44 AM
Your PC's specs appear to meet all of the hardware requirements to be able to fully run W7.
The P D 915 processor is 64 bit capable.
I recommend you max out your memory to 4 GB as a 64 bit operating system needs more memory to run than a 32 bit OS does.
A 32 bit OS will actually perform better on a PC that runs less than 4 GB of memory unless you need a 64 bit system to run 64 bit programs.
I would also run the W7 Upgrade Advisor to confirm what I have posted.
07-07-2012 09:53 AM
Thank you :-)
Your answer was most helpful. The W7 Upgrade Advisor will for certain be able to help me be sure before installing.
08-02-2012 04:26 PM
I have the same question for my HP Media Center m7657C.
Will I lose functionality?
I did run the windows 7 upgrade advisor and it gave me both 32 and 64 bit responses, but nothing definitive saying I could run the 64bit.
08-02-2012 05:01 PM - edited 08-02-2012 05:08 PM
Below is the link to your system specs:
You can definitely install a 64 bit OS on your machine.
You have the potential to have a real nice performing PC, if you max out the memory to 8 GB if you plan on installing a 64 bit operating system.
The minimum memory requirement for a 64 bit OS is 2 GB, and I would not even consider installing a 64 bit OS with nothing less than 4 GB of memory installed.
Also looking at the specs, I can't believe HP would cripple the memory speed and only put PC2-4200 memory chips in there running at 533 MHz when the chipset supports PC2-6400 memory running at 800 MHz.
I think I am rambling too much here...anyway...
1. Don't install a 64 bit OS unless you plan to have a minimum of 4 GB of memory to run it with. A 64 bit OS requires more disk space, and more memory to run than a 32 bit OS does. You will not be happy with the performance if you ignore this recommendation.
2. Don't install a 64 bit OS if you have old 32 bit programs that work on the 32 Vista operating system like Adobe Photoshop 5 or earlier. They will not install on a 64 bit OS.
3. Don't install a 64 bit OS if you have old 16 bit programs or they won't work unless you install additional software like virtual box.
Do install a 64 bit OS if:
You have a minimum of 4 GB of memory or plan to max it out to 8 GB, as a 32 bit OS cannot use memory in excess of 4 GB.
You don't have any legacy programs from the early 2000's that only run on 32 bit operating systems.