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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

09 Apr 2013   #1
juniorgeek

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

i have windows 7 starter and 2 GB of RAM
i am wondering what change will it bring if any when i upgrade to windows 7 home edition or etc?
cause i dont want the overall speed to be any slower..
what i mean is
if i upgrade to a whole windows version, there'll be more work to do and plus there'll be more software i would be installing like microsoft office 2013 (2010 is currently installed, 2013 does not run on starter)
so, more work, lesser speed... right?
the overall performance would be slower than before....
already sometimes the RAM usage out of 2GB is 1.96GB when a little more work is being done at a time
like using the browser with more tabs and stuff..
(not always is it that high)
just wondering if the windows was full, then the RAM usage would be more, resulting in lesser speed and performance

the question is
Is the theory above true or there are differences? Can i upgrade and be happy?
And what about upgrading to windows 8? -> the start button on my netbook has the windows 8 logo
its a new netbook


Acer Netbook - 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron Processor


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09 Apr 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Windows 8 would be a much better choice if you really want a good upgrade. Upgrading to Home Basic or Home Premium would result in needing more memory because you're already using 1.96 GB out of the 2 GB that you have installed. Windows 8 has a much smaller footprint, so it is the way to go - but only if you wouldn't mind the big change to things like the new user interface.
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09 Apr 2013   #3
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I would first go to staples, office max etc and play with win8 before you decide. See if you like it.
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09 Apr 2013   #4
juniorgeek

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

the RAM usage is not 1.9 "all the time"
it is sometimes, when having more tabs open in browser
or working on a software
or playing a game (with internet)

other than those times, the RAM usage is smooth at 900 or so

how good is windows 8 in terms of speed and performance compared to windows 7?
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09 Apr 2013   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

As long as you have a reasonable amount of disk free space installing more applications will not impact memory usage or performance. The applications you have running will impact performance, not those you have installed. Applications that are installed but not running require zero memory and zero CPU time. Do not confuse disk space with RAM usage.

One benefit of upgrading the OS would be the ability to access more RAM, 4 GB with a 32 bit OS, assuming your hardware will support it. Windows 7 Starter is limited to 2 GB.
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09 Apr 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juniorgeek View Post
the RAM usage is not 1.9 "all the time"
it is sometimes, when having more tabs open in browser
or working on a software
or playing a game (with internet)

other than those times, the RAM usage is smooth at 900 or so

how good is windows 8 in terms of speed and performance compared to windows 7?
I've been seeing people say it's noticeably much faster because of how small of a footprint it has on the system. I think some people are saying that it's like the difference in speed between XP and Vista.

Anyway, Windows Home Basic and Home Premium will just be using more memory right from the start, so it will probably result in not having enough. I think Windows 8 uses less than Windows 7 Starter Edition. I'm not sure though.
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09 Apr 2013   #7
juniorgeek

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks guys,

And if i upgrade to windows 8, but in case there is a situation where i might want to come back
to windows 7 starter....can i?
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09 Apr 2013   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Windows 8 has a number of enhancements that should improve performance. The only real downside to Windows 8 is the new user interface. Some people like it, others do not.
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09 Apr 2013   #9
caperjack

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

Acer Netbook - 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron Processor

your netbook was never meant to be a workhorse ,was meant for surfing the net and doing emails ,and the most they can handle is 2gig of ram
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