The ARCHICAD 20 Electronic Delivery Instructions lists only 64 bit Windows 10 & 8.1. So....will ArchiCAD 20 work with Windows 7 pro 64bit? I am leery of upgrading to windows 10 BUT if I have to it would be nice to do it while it is free. Any thoughts or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks cary
Don't know about the Win 7 question - but I've had no issues with Win 10 64, which actually feels snappier than Win 7 at least in my virtual machine. I'd go ahead and move to 10 ... but go through the privacy settings after the upgrade as the Microsoft defaults share a lot of stuff, if you care. The installation wizard offers you a limited set of the privacy options - making you think you've done them all - but the wizard only presents about half of them.
One of my main machines died this morning so I would like to use the laptop as work comp temporarily. It's specs are
Window 7 Home Premium.
Asus Notebook K53sc series.
Intel core I7-2630QM CPU@2.00Ghz
ram 8.00 Gig
64 bit OS
Nvidia GeForceGT 520MX
I have a very similar laptop (ASUS G73SW), except it has SSD system drive (much faster when opening files), 16 GB of RAM (only needed with very large project files) and GeForce 460M (weaker than yours).
This machine is 5 years old but I still feel it is satisfactory for my purposes.
The truth is the pace of CPU speed development has slowed down quite a bit in the last decade. A high end machine can be useful for 5-6 years instead of the 3-4 years of a decade ago.
In summary, this laptop should be fine in my opinion and experience.
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Thanks Mr Lasz, very reassuring. I am really in crisis mode here as I had offered a drafting position to a young man on the basis that I had two stations. If I can't get this laptop to work I am back to one....
Look like I can keep moving forward.