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Windows 7: Reinstall XP over Vista: Would it run any better?

08 Oct 2011   #1
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Reinstall XP over Vista: Would it run any better?

Hi everyone! My family's got 3 computers: One that is about to bust because it's 10 years old, a 4 year old laptop that's slow, and mine. Anyway, the four year old computer is really slow, and I reckon if you would format it, and then reinstall XP over it, would that make it any faster? I know this because before I got this computer I was using that one. My family also complains a lot about it. I know they'd have to backup everything before they did it, but would it work? I also should mention the four year old one is running Vista :/ And the reason it's slow is because the PC doesn't have enough ram; the laptop's got 1, when I think Vista requires 2? Please inform me if that would work! Thanks!


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08 Oct 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Prima facie, yes, XP should run better on a 1 gig ram machine than vista. But you can also add more ram.
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08 Oct 2011   #3
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

@bill2 Thanks! Adding ram would probably work as well, because it's so cheap these days, isn't it? I wonder why?
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08 Oct 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gl5406 View Post
@bill2 Thanks! Adding ram would probably work as well, because it's so cheap these days, isn't it? I wonder why?
Theres a whole thread on that.

Has anyone noticed RAM prices lately?
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08 Oct 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Here are the minimum requirements for Windows Vista.

Windows Vista system requirements - Microsoft Windows

More RAM would certainly help.
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08 Oct 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

And clean it up so it is as lean as can be: Clean up factory bloatware.

It may be fast enough then, as Win7 can be on 1gb RAM.
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