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Windows 7: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz

14 May 2012   #1
nckfrtg28

Mac OS X 10.9
 
 
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz

So I might be getting a older computer for free from my school. It has 3GBs of ram and Windows 7 32bit. I was wondering would it be better to run Vista Home Premium or XP Pro or just stick with Windows 7.


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14 May 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

W7, no doubt.

I have a P4 Northwood 3.0GHz & 2GB RAM running W7 32 bit here right now. Not a problem running the OS.
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14 May 2012   #3
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Run windows 7 or win xp um Vista I wouldn't recommend it since it's more power hungry and windows 7 is the Superior version of vista.Ethier WIN 7 or XP would be good just go with what you like. Maybe Windows 7 because xp support is getting dropped so no more updates in the future.
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14 May 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
So I might be getting a older computer for free from my school. It has 3GBs of ram and Windows 7 32bit. I was wondering would it be better to run Vista Home Premium or XP Pro or just stick with Windows 7.
I would only recommend XP if you need support for older programs. You may just want to dual boot windwos 7 and Windows XP as shown in this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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14 May 2012   #5
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
So I might be getting a older computer for free from my school. It has 3GBs of ram and Windows 7 32bit. I was wondering would it be better to run Vista Home Premium or XP Pro or just stick with Windows 7.
I would only recommend XP if you need support for older programs. You may just want to dual boot windwos 7 and Windows XP as shown in this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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In my desktop is the config I use until I can replace my remaining legacy hardware :P

See ya!!
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