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I want to use Ubuntu. I have Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit right now... I used to have 64 on this laptop (Toshiba Satellite c650) but my disc got a ring of death.

Intel Penium CPU B940 2.00GHz, 4GB RAM

Also, I'm guessing I need an image mounter such as PowerISO to install Ubuntu, if I don't have a DVD lying around that I can mount to? I'm a noob. Thanks for your help, in advance.

EDIT: My question wasn't clear... can my processor and RAM handle 64-bit Ubuntu? Hell of a lot nicer than Win7

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Your processor can certainly handle 64-bit software. RAM shouldn't be a problem either, but I've been wrong before.

You can find instructions on creating a bootable USB stick if you don't have a DVD burner and spare DVD sitting around.

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