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Locked Topic  Windows XP or 7 ? on this Laptop
 
latios_power  posted on Aug 09, 2010 9:05:31 AM - Report post

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My brother has a laptop and it's originally Windows Vista, it's not running good and he wants to change the Windows and everything.


1GB of Ram.
150GB Hardisk.
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300 @ 2.00 GHZ.
Graphic Card Nvidia GForce 8400 MGS.


So, should he go back to XP or move forward to 7 with this Laptop ?

 
shianova  posted on Aug 09, 2010 9:07:24 AM - Report post

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I would go for XP because 1 GB of Ram is borderline.

[Edited by shianova, 8/9/2010 9:11:53 AM]

 
DoctorMozG  posted on Aug 09, 2010 12:13:27 PM - Report post

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I would strongly advice him to try Windows 7. It's a much better programmed version of Vista and speed is same as XP but at the same time u don't use outdated at 10 years OS, but stay in the future with modern OS where DX , internet explorer and many other feature's works like a charm.
 
Neo7  posted on Aug 09, 2010 12:16:54 PM - Report post

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Run the Windows 7 Advisor tool before trying out Windows 7 and seeing how it works. It should run on that hardware (I've put Win 7 on netbooks and it's no fast machine, but it's workable). I'd try Windows 7 first and benchmark it and if it doesn't meet up to standards, then just run Windows XP on it.
 
DABhand  posted on Aug 09, 2010 2:22:50 PM - Report post

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To run any version of 7 decently you need 2GB RAM.

Stick to XP.

 
latios_power  posted on Aug 09, 2010 2:25:01 PM - Report post

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Thanks everyone, and thanks Neo, that program helped, it seems he needs +2GB of ram, he decided to buy a 4GB ram and install 7.

[Edited by latios_power, 8/9/2010 2:25:21 PM]

 
DABhand  posted on Aug 09, 2010 7:31:59 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by latios_power

Thanks everyone, and thanks Neo, that program helped, it seems he needs +2GB of ram, he decided to buy a 4GB ram and install 7.

[Edited by latios_power, 8/9/2010 2:25:21 PM]

Hopefully its a x64 version of Windows 7 or he will have wasted RAM.

 
latios_power  posted on Aug 10, 2010 10:52:50 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by DABhand

quote:
originally posted by latios_power

Thanks everyone, and thanks Neo, that program helped, it seems he needs +2GB of ram, he decided to buy a 4GB ram and install 7.

[Edited by latios_power, 8/9/2010 2:25:21 PM]

Hopefully its a x64 version of Windows 7 or he will have wasted RAM.

How exactly ?

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