i have a potato pc with windows 8.1 running on it. all my games used to run perfectly on this pc but i didnt use it for half a year and when i opened it again and reinstalled same games, they had so many errors. the games began to lag and some didnt even open. i tried everything including update but nothing would
i have a potato pc with windows 8.1 running on it. all my games used to run perfectly on this pc but i didnt use it for half a year and when i opened it again and reinstalled same games, they had so many errors. the games began to lag and some didnt even open. i tried everything including update but nothing would fix it. so i have decided to do a clean install of windows. but i dont want to run windows 8 anymore.
i have a 64 bit pc 2 gb ram and have 32 bit windows 8 on it. 32 bit windows didnt really affect anything. now should i install windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit and which would be better? Also, which service pack should i install? i have decided to go with professional version. im planning to download a windows 7 iso file from torrent and then make my usb into a bootable drive for windows. is this the right way to install the windows?
Your Win 8 computer sat up for a year and 100s of patches and other updates were released by Microsoft during that time. If you install those updates, most likely your games will run just fine – assuming they are games that are actually meant to run on Win 8.
The primary reason for 64 bit windows is to be able to run more than 4GB of ram. You only have 2GB of ram, so getting a 64 bit version doesn't do you much good.
Windows 7 only has one service pack, so not sure why you're asking "which service pack" to install. But guess what – you cannot install it on a stolen pirate copy. Service packs are patches and patches, updates, etc cannot be installed on pirate software
2 GB RAM is marginal for Win 8.1 or 7. Just Windows and some bloatware in the background can use up that much. And some of that is used for video RAM if you have integrated graphics. If you need more RAM than you have, Windows has to swap RAM to virtual memory (on your drive) and back, which can slow your system even more than checking/installing updates and anti-virus does. Even 3 GB made a noticeable improvement for a Win7 laptop at work. You would need a 64-bit OS to take full advantage of 4 GB or more.
Windows 7 is no longer being sold by Microsoft. If you use a pirated version of Win7 because you do not have a license for it, you will not get Windows updates and your system will be vulnerable to exploits. And this is not the place to ask how to do anything illegal.
Install 64 bit with 4 gig ram two is not enough for 64 bit it's barely enough for 32 bit in this day and age your ram poor under 3 gig ram
No. You need a valid license in order to install Windows 7, and stealing software (downloading from torrent) is not the right way to get a valid license.
If your PC was designed for Windows 8 (UEFI secure and trusted boot sequence), then it might never be able to boot into Windows 7 (BIOS). If it does boot into Win 7, then the drivers to support your hardware (disk, keyboard, screen, network, mouse, USB etc) might not exist.
Do the x64 version.
Remember to set updates to download but not install or to manual. You want to "hide" update KB971033 or remove it if it gets installed by accident.
Just follow the instructions in the download.
Use the Haz or Diaz (spelling might be off) to register Windows and turn automatic updates to in.
Your good to go with a free Windows 7 that passes all Windows checks and updates
Windows 7 is arguably better than 8, and always choose 64-bit over 32, but you're going to want more RAM. Also, keep in mind that if you get a pirate Win7 copy, you might not get important service packs (such as .Net 4.6) and could even have malware preinstalled. I recommend just biting the bullet and purchasing Windows 10, since MS is phasing out all other versions of Windows in favor of it.