Win7 on Dell Inspiron Laptop

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  1. samy

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    My colleague has a Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop running Vista Home.
    The HD was corrupted and he has not a rescue disc or a recent disc image of his HD.
    The HD has a small partition with the Manufacturer backup "to factory" configuration. It is not possible to boot from the HD
    He would like to purchase a new HD and is willing/checking to install Win7.
    1. how to check which HD type is installed (IDE or SATA) - for replacement
    We checked the manual but couldn't find the type
    2. The CPU is AMD Turion 64x2 1.60 gHz and and the RAM has 2x512K
    Which Win7 (i.e. Premium, Home, Ultimate, etc.) is the most compatible

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks Cudny for your prompt answer.
    We will check for the HD
    He has not decided yet for Win7 program (if Home or premium)

    Just for my personal knowledge, are the different versions of Win7 requiring different hardware (i.e. more RAM in this case or faster processor), for example, installing win7 Ultimate in lieu of Home, will this laptop become sluggish
     
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