I bought a computer a few years ago when I was a student. I bought it 2nd hand from some guy who had only used it a couple of months. He put it together himself so theres no brand or anything. However, I'm pretty sure it runs a pirated copy of windows xp on it, as he specifically told me to keep auto updates off.
Yeah i didnt really care, because I only used it to do assignments and pretty much nothing more. For the internet there was always the campus computers which saved money on utilities
Anyway, as I'm no longer a student and no longer in the dire need for cash
I've decided to upgrade the computer and I was thinking windows 7.
The hardware is not all that bad. It has a AMD sempron, socket AM2, so if I really need to processor updates are available on ebay. The RAM has only 2 slots and right now in one of them is a 1024mb Aeneon. So I was thinking of putting a 2gb DDR2 in the other slot.
My question is, will I be able to put a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it, as it runs possibly a pirated copy of windows xp?
Second question, I dont know if I can use the microsoft update advisor, to see if the hardware is ok enough for windows 7. Can I? or would there be problems with the XP its running?
I would like to install windows 7 ultimate, because it says that its the easiest to switch between different languages. I've also read that windows 7 can switch to xp mode but for that you'd need about 3gb of RAM. Is that true?
I would like to update the hardware of the com and not throw it away and buy a new one because, it still works fine. I've never had it hanging or anything like that.
I hope you guys can help me out here