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ITCO211-1104B-02: Introduction to Operating Systems
Unit 1 Individual project - Windows research
Thomas D. Dotson, Sr.
American InterContinental University
November 13, 2011

Windows 7 operating system

In order to upgrade the companies personal computer (PC) workstations to the windows 7 operating system each workstation must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. have at least a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Processor.
2. have 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit.

3. have16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

4. have DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows display driver model (WDDM) 1.0 or higher driver. (windows.microsoft.com,
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Once your workstation PC is compatible you can then choose the best Windows 7 operating system for your system.

(sevenforums.com, 2011) A majority of the hardware devices that are presently on a computer or those devices that are currently available should be compatible with Windows 7, however there are some devices that may not be compatible. The best way to find out for sure is to refer to the Windows 7 hardware compatibility list (HCL). Windows 7 HCL is a list of the Microsoft Windows 7 the compatible hardware devices. (www.microsoft.com, 2011)
Recommendation
My recommendation for this company is to install the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional version of this operating system. I base this recommendation based on the fact that this operating system is being used by a company, and it also provides many of the following convenient features for a company:
1. Windows XP Mode.
2. The ability to back up to a business network
3. Domain Join.
Different Windows 7 versions Windows 7 version and features | Home Premium
Upgrade | Professional
Upgrade | Ultimate
Upgrade | Improved desktop navigation. This it easier to do the things users do every day. | X | X | X | Starts the users programs easier and faster allowing users to find the documents users use most quickly. | X | X | X | Internet Explorer 8. This program makes browsing the internet, easier, safer and

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