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Windows 7: Would this PC benefit from Win7?

02 Nov 2011   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Would this PC benefit from Win7?

I have a technet subscription and I'm considering putting Windows 8 on a Dell Optiplex GX280 I have.

Specs:
2 GB DDR2
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz (with HT)
80 GB HDD
nVidia Quadro FX 1400 128 MB graphics card

Would this machine be any faster on Windows 7 than it is on XP? I've heard that Win7 is faster.


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02 Nov 2011   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's about the minimum spec, I say anything with 2gb ram is good for 7. although in this case the HDD space would be a factor since win7 uses around 20gb or more, where as XP can vary from 500mb - 4gb it's still significantly smaller even with all features installed.
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02 Nov 2011   #3
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The RAM and processor will suffice. As to your hard drive, I would suggest you get at least 160gb. As to your graphics card, it's not WDDM compatible thus it couldn't handle Aero and Metro style effects so upon installation, Windows might set it automatically to Windows Basic or Windows Classic. You should manually tweak some settings too.
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