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Windows 7: Need to upgrade an old PC with XP

04 Feb 2016   #21
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I still have not taken the plunge into Zorin yet
Still kind of wondering what's up with Zorin 10 the support seems to be 1 month at a time
Cripes now it says Zorin 11 but support till July 2016 :/
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04 Feb 2016   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just run it in a virtual partition. It's fun.

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04 Feb 2016   #23
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Zorin is nice
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04 Feb 2016   #24
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I'm running Zorin 9. Extremely stable. Zorin 12, the next long-term edition, should be out in July.
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04 Feb 2016   #25
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Some of you are saying that it will run nicely with 2 GB of RAM. That means nothing. The CPU is what matters. == In answer to the OP question. I have an old Pentium 4 that came with XP. I put Win 7 on it and it is SLOW. Just about too slow to use. Don't bother to try Win 7 on a Pentium. You won't be happy.
I've run Win 7 32-bit on Atom processors and even a P3 and it ran OK. It really matters what you are trying to do with it. For general tasks, it runs fine.

For those that are asking why not stick with XP, the OP said he doesn't feel safe running XP anymore so wants to move to a different OS.

As far as installing Linux, it's a matter of preference. I've run just about every distro of Linux and prefer Win 7 over any of them. As others have said, Linux does require fewer resources so performance will be better.
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04 Feb 2016   #26
MrInferno

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I installed Linux Mate and the computer is running quite smooth. As for the graphics and audio, they worked right off the back. I'm still getting used to the way Linux works, but so far I am enjoying it.
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05 Feb 2016   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep mint mate does resemble x-p with a little rasel dasel
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