Question about IBM ThinkPad R40 Notebook
I have an ibm thinkpad r40e[ Intel Pentium M; 1.5 Ghz 768Mb Ram, ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 ]which has an extra hd slot.. now if i were to connect the hd(320GB WD- 5400rpm) from an old laptop which has been partitioned to have linux and windows 7 .
So, during boot-up will a GUI appear giving an option to select the OS .. ?
Also, will the r40 be able to handle W7..?
Or Will The comp crash..!!?
You will not really get a GUI for selecting the OS, but if you bring up the boot menu dialog while the computer is booting (before the OS starts loading) then you should be able to select the secondary internal drive (be sure this HD bay is enabled in the BIOS).
You WILL NOT be able to boot from this drive correctly if it was installed on a different computer - the drivers needed will be different from the drivers already installed with your OS on this drive.
You may be able to boot Windows 7 with your IBM, however it will be extremely slow with only 768Mb of RAM. The minimum requirement as given by Microsoft is 1.00GB, and I wouldn't personally make the upgrade without 2.00GB of RAM. If you really want to run Windows 7, I would upgrade your RAM before adding in the additional HD.
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Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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