Thank you in advance for any help .. I have a SR2050NX with 1 gig of ram , 500gb HD and all the rest original components. My question is , I purchased anOEM windows 7,64 bit disk and was trying to load with no success . Even thought this has a 64 bit processor , will this work ? It never see's the install disk ...
There are usually two slots for ram memory, yours probably has two 500 MB sticks and you will need to upgrade them to at least a 1 and 2 GB of RAM.
I entered your model in the HP's search box and discovered that this is a desk top. This section of the forums is for laptops, but the advice still stands.
There are other things to consider, like will the mother board support more RAM. How old is the desk top ?
You are probably not going to notice the difference in performance by upgrading to 64 bit. Most people just surf the web and check their e-mails and upgrading to 64 bit will not make things run faster.
I see no advantage to go to 64-bit, especially on that computer, however 32-bit should work just fine. The key should work with either install.
BTW: the computer needs to be set to boot from the install DVD if there is an existing OS on the drive AND everything will be gone from the original install, no upgrade available from 32-bit to 64-bit.
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