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What laptop do people use to run the Ford F -Com diagnostics software I was told to use windows 7,8 or 10 and i5 or i7 with at least 8gb and the i7 laptops are expensive so I don't really know what to buy
 

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I can’t see why you need an i7 or 8gb of Ram for this software but ram is cheap most laptops by default should come with 8gb. However I would recommend not buying the cheapest laptop.

Something with 128/250 GB SSD, i5 processor, intergrated graphics with 8gb should be fine.

you don’t have to get an SSD but it improves boot times.

if you want, I can suggest some laptops? What else is the purchase of the laptop?
 

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I can’t see why you need an i7 or 8gb of Ram for this software but ram is cheap most laptops by default should come with 8gb. However I would recommend not buying the cheapest laptop.

Something with 128/250 GB SSD, i5 processor, intergrated graphics with 8gb should be fine.

you don’t have to get an SSD but it improves boot times.

if you want, I can suggest some laptops? What else is the purchase of the laptop?
It's only what the company
I can’t see why you need an i7 or 8gb of Ram for this software but ram is cheap most laptops by default should come with 8gb. However I would recommend not buying the cheapest laptop.

Something with 128/250 GB SSD, i5 processor, intergrated graphics with 8gb should be fine.

you don’t have to get an SSD but it improves boot times.

if you want, I can suggest some laptops? What else is the purchase of the laptop?
Hello I bought the Advanced Ford Dignostic package and the requirements to run it are a PC windows
Vista with 7,8 or 10 with a usb port I have been researching the requirements to run it with a laptop and people have said you need an 8gb or higher and either i5 or i7 platform for it to work better and be able to download the program faster all l want to do is fit folding mirrors and I been told you got to talk to the Body control module to
allow the mirrors to fold when locking and unlocking with the key fob and switch inside but then people say the program already installed so I think it's a case of plug them in and see if they work
 

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Honestly for the software you describe, a basic laptop will do. I’d be almost certain of that.
Thank you I don't want to pay silly amounts for a laptop but it's just a laptop what will run the program without any problems but thanks for your reply
 

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Why not get yourself a nice little Graphics Card while you're in there!
 

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What's that sorry I am not clued up with electrics and what you can install
Haha no worries mate was just joking around. Just a basic laptop will be fine.
 

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I can’t see why you need an i7 or 8gb of Ram for this software but ram is cheap most laptops by default should come with 8gb. However I would recommend not buying the cheapest laptop.

Something with 128/250 GB SSD, i5 processor, intergrated graphics with 8gb should be fine.

you don’t have to get an SSD but it improves boot times.

if you want, I can suggest some laptops? What else is the purchase of the laptop?
i5 but 4gb and with SSD (forget the size) is it good?
 

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i5 but 4gb and with SSD (forget the size) is it good?
For the software yes. The SSD Isn’t really a requirement, it’s just convenience. A HDD is suitable. The only thing paying more for a laptop will help with regarding this software is loading times

typically every software states the min spec required, can you send a pic or link to the software
 

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The software has been developed and been released firstly in early 2004 made for Windows 2000/XP systems. Basically any laptop made after 2008 should be able to handle this program without any trouble. Most laptops of that time did not even reach the 2GB Ram mark.

For OP who said he was recommended to use a laptop with 8GB of ram and an i7 processor don't bother buying a laptop of that caliber just for this. The person who recommended this to you might have a great knowledge about cars but not about computers/software requirements.
 

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😃 that's alright thanks
For the software yes. The SSD Isn’t really a requirement, it’s just convenience. A HDD is suitable. The only thing paying more for a laptop will help with regarding this software is loading times

typically every software states the min spec required, can you send a pic or link to the software
Thanks
 
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