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Windows 7: Is it a bad idea to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on an XP system?

17 Apr 2013   #51
Alexander Moore

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First I'm going to check if I reconnected the keyboard completely correctly when I re-assembled it after I disassembled it for cleaning it out.

The memory should be easy. Like most laptops, it's one of the easiest to expose. There's a section of the chassis that will come off from the underside for easy memory access, much like the compartments for the HDD and Wireless card.

Being that it's so old it'll only take DDR2 though. Should be cheap. Since we're using 32 bit Windows 8 I'll upgrade it to 4GB (2 x 2GB). There's no reason to go beyond that.

All she really uses this computer for is videos and messengers and general browsing anyway. I do have to admit that Win8 runs well for low-end systems. But I figure that's because it was practically designed for it (surface pro and tablets).


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17 Apr 2013   #52
TwoCables

 

Plus, I think Windows 8 started from a clean slate with the intention of making it as light on a computer as possible for the best possible performance. As I understand it, I think all the other versions to date are just based on what already existed in a sense - just taking what's there and improving on it as much as possible instead of starting over. A friend of mine who is a developer and a programmer said that sometimes it's best to start over with a new version because then you don't have any excess garbage code or something like that and you can make it much faster and more efficient than what you had before.
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17 Apr 2013   #53
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And I agree.

Windows 8 vs Windows 7 is like this : One is really good and has a good UI, the other is the best but has a crappy one (for laptop / desktop users).

Hopefully Windows 9 has a better UI for home users and improves it's infrastructure even more. Again, they only really get it right with every-other attempt. Windows 9 will probably be good (I hope), especially since they've had time to perfect their new creation.

Anyway, well I'm pretty much done here. I've already updated everything on her computer and gave her everything she needs. I'll mark this as solved.

Now all I've gotta do is see if I can get this keyboard fixed and upgrade her memory.
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17 Apr 2013   #54
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexander Moore View Post
And I agree.

Windows 8 vs Windows 7 is like this : One is really good and has a good UI, the other is the best but has a crappy one (for laptop / desktop users).

Hopefully Windows 9 has a better UI for home users and improves it's infrastructure even more. Again, they only really get it right with every-other attempt. Windows 9 will probably be good (I hope), especially since they've had time to perfect their new creation.

Anyway, well I'm pretty much done here. I've already updated everything on her computer and gave her everything she needs. I'll mark this as solved.

Now all I've gotta do is see if I can get this keyboard fixed and upgrade her memory.
Well, a friend of mine who's in the know said he heard that Windows 9 will be even "worse"than Windows 8. It sounds to me like it might be 100% metro UI. That is, no more "desktop" or anything. It's as if Microsoft was trying to ease us into the change.

Of course, this is just what he heard.
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