I am upgrading the ram on my mother's laptop from 2Gb to 4GB (Corsair). Currently the OS is Vista x86 HP. I know I must upgrade the OS to x64 to make full use of the new ram, but the question is whether Vista or 7. If it was mine, I would say 7, but it isn't. I have Technet so getting a license is not a problem.
She requests the following: Windows Mail and Office 2003 (she really hates the Office 2007 ribbon). She seems resistant to use Outlook or Windows Live Mail. So, if I can get the two above applications to work on 7, I'll do it, otherwise, I'll put Vista back.
I know that there is a tutorial for installing Windows Mail on 7, but does WM really work on 7? No bugs.
And I do not know for sure if Office 2003 is compatible with 7. I'll check this soon.
I am asking for opinions on how I should proceed.
The Laptop: HP Pavilion dv9650us