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Old 12-15-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Hi. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop, with XP Home SP2, and I don't want to upgrade to XP3 given that it has caused problems for some people. What I'd like to do is replace the hard drive and install Windows 7 from CD. It seems that I may need to add more than just a Windows 7-capable hard drive.

My Dell written sale documentation states that it includes "521MB, DDR-SDRAM 40DM, Non-ECC, 2x256, DIM," "Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2," " 80GB 7200 RPMUltra ATA, DIM, V", "Integrated Intel Pro 100M PCI NIC Card," and my System Information in the computer includes: "System Type: X86-based PC", "x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz."

Will I need any other hardware besides the new hard drive, and, might it be the case that even replacing the hard drive it still won't work?

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Any hard drive will accept Windows 7. Your biggest issue is 512MB of RAM. That's about the bare minimum for XP. MS has a small program to run that will advise you on 7's requirements.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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