Windows 7 RTM meets the Dell X1

Performance testing Windows 7 RTM Ultimate and Starter

Ok, I tried this once before with Windows Vista when it was in the RC1 stage. Loading Vista Ultimate on a Dell X1 with a 1.1 GHZ processor and 768MB of RAM. Needles to say it was a disaster, but I honestly was not expecting it to work great at all. I just wanted to load Vista onto the machine and see if it would run, and it did...badly...but it ran. This time I want to give it a go with Windows 7. The tests I have conducted thus far using Virtual PC and VMWare allow me to limit the RAM and Harddrive space, but I stll have a Quad core proccessor running the show. So to get a good overview of how it will run I am going to load Windows 7 Ultimate and then afterwards I am going to try the Starter Edition to see how they fair on my old laptop. Stay tuned as I blog about how each edition installs and runs in the coming weeks. They say it does not require as much muscle as Windows Vista... Well now it is time for me to find out personally. I look forward to sharing my reults with all of you!

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