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Can I install SAS 9.2 Foundation (SAS Base) on pre-installed 32-bit Win7?

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Can I install SAS 9.2 Foundation (SAS Base) on pre-installed 32-bit Win7?

Hi,

I am a business student using the SAS software frequently. The SAS version provided by my university is SAS 9.1.1 and SAS 9.2, and most of the PCs are Win XP 32-bit.

My question is, Can I have SAS Foundation/Base (whichever version, SAS 9.1.3 or SAS 9.2) on my laptop that runs on the pre-installed 32-bit Win 7? If the 32-bit Win7 didn't support SAS 9.1.3 or SAS 9.2 Foundation, then would it mean that I must downgrade Win7 to WinXP on the laptop? I am just interested in SAS Foundations/Base and not SAS Enterprise (I myself have never used SAS Enterprise before, so I am not familiar with it).

Thanks a lot for taking time to respond
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Re: Can I install SAS 9.2 Foundation (SAS Base) on pre-installed 32-bit Win7?

There are several flavors of Win 7, 32 bit, so you need to consult this document to be sure.

http://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/en/ikfdtnwinsr/62187/PDF/default/sreq.pdf

You school IT support should be able to help you.
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Re: Can I install SAS 9.2 Foundation (SAS Base) on pre-installed 32-bit Win7?

Thanks a lot. I was able to install SAS 9.2 Foundation on Win7 32-bit.

My laptop has a 4GB RAM. Should I upgrade it to 8GB given I am working with huge data sets (smallest one is 5GB, others having between 15-40GB). What memory do you guys often have for SAS on the laptop?

Thanks a lot
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