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09-04-2011 02:31 PM
could i have put windows 764 bit on this laptop--hp dv6000 2006 edition, came with xp? dual processor, 1.7, 2gbs ram
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09-04-2011 03:28 PM
You can run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor at the link below and it should report if you can run a 64 bit version of Windows 7 on your PC.
Note that there are many variations of the dv6000 series. Everybody that has one shows the dv6000 on the screen bezel. Mine shows that it is a dv6700 on the product sticker on the bottom and even that isn't right. Mine is a dv6810us and it can run W7 64 bit because I installed it and it works.
I found out the precise model number of my PC by running this HP tool at the link below:
09-04-2011 09:42 PM
I did run the advisor first--and perhaps I did not read it right. The top section seems to be for 32 bit and the bottom has info on the 64--as in no upgrade, but new install, which is what I did on the 32 bit Windows 7 Prof. I will re-read it again carefully and use your link to ascertain what model I have.
As a student, I bought the Win. 7 for 30.00 and perhaps if I can run 64 bit, then they may allow me to exchange it.
Thanks for your advice--I'll re-post if I hear something substantial.
09-04-2011 10:06 PM
The indentifier tool did not work--I called HP earlier and he said the laptop was too old, and no info like I wanted was available concerning XP to 64 bit. I'm fairly sure the XP was 32 bit, (2002 version home edition) so perhaps I may just have to use the 32.-7. The notebook was a steal at 200.00, it stayed in the box unused for almost the whole 5 years--not a scratch anywhere on it--had time left on the Norton free trial, and ran Adobe Reader 7. I guess HP was sold? and support has become a bit flaky--their real answer is to buy new computers more often, I suppose.
09-04-2011 11:33 PM
You should have a sticker on the bottom of laptop with full model number(1) and PN (2)
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09-05-2011 07:15 AM
If you know exactly what processor you have in your notebook, I can let you know if you can run a 64 bit OS on your notebook.
For example if it is an Intel processor, it should give a description of it in your system information, for example a T7200.
Just the speed is not good enough to determine. Some dual core processors are not 64 bit capable such as the core duo T2400.
09-05-2011 10:58 AM
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The processor is Intel(R) Core (TM) 2-CPU T5500@ 1.66ghz
System type: 32 bit Operating system
2.00 RAM (gbs)
Stickers says intel Cetrino Duo Designed for XP--Vista capable
Graphics Nvidia Gforce go 7400
Ha ha, if its only able to run Windows 7 32 bit, I won't feel "stupid." But heck, I'm a man, I can take it on the chin!
09-05-2011 11:09 AM
You can run W7 64 bit with a T5500.
Here are the specs:
Note the instruction set: 64 bit, and then at the bottom--Intel 64 -- Yes
09-05-2011 11:12 AM
I forgot to ask you the question: do you have concise good info on the major differences between 32 and 64 bit? Perhaps an article or two that you believe nails down the important issues--I realize new developments will come. Windows 7 32 is a great improvement over XP-- and I have used it in the past at school, and I had a 64 bit 2010 HP G2 notebook, new, that I sold.
Thanks for your patience--I love computers, and owned my first one only 4 years ago and could only push on the power button!
An IT degree would be nice, but I'm studying Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno.
09-05-2011 11:21 AM
Here are a few articles. Basically, unless you have 4 or more GB of memory installed in your notebook, I would not bother to switch. I doubt your PC can take more than 4 GB of memory. A 64 bit OS requires more system memory to run. Not twice as much as a 32 bit, but more than a 32 bit needs to run.
That was a good deal on 7 Pro for $29.99.
All you need is to get your hands on the 64 bit download ISO file and you can use your same product key.