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Windows 7: XP or 7 ?

View Poll Results: XP or 7?
XP 7 11.86%
7 52 88.14%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

16 May 2009   #11
Zanarkand

 
 

Win7 is stable enough for most common applications but there can be any problem anytime with any application. If your friend likes to try Windows 7 and play with it, and won't use it for programming or something serious then go with 7. Other ways XP is still the most compatible, software and hardware is still a lot more reliable on XP than 7 I think, especially in an older PC like that. If he had 2 or more gigabytes of ram then 7 is a lot better for speed.


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16 May 2009   #12
Asgaro

Windows 7 | b7100 | 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
Im reformatting a computer for someone- its pretty sick and pretty old.

Intel Celeron M 1.4GHz
1GB RAM

Im leaning towards putting XP on it. It needs to be ROCK SOLID STABLE.

Would I see way better performance with 7 on such a bad computer to start with? What do you think?

Thanks!
You should know that asking this on a Windows 7 forum the chance of the answer being Windows 7 would be rather high...
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16 May 2009   #13
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
suck. I have to do this all on the up and up.

I had heard you could DL XP from MS (a while ago).. no more I suppose.

If you have a Key, it will be legit. Use a retail version of XP, and use the Key.
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16 May 2009   #14
LarryLaser

Windows 7 7600 x86 &x64, Windows XPP sp3 (x86) & sp2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
Yep. Browsing, office, itunes. Thats about it.

Next question- is there any way I can legally get XP? The comp is already liscensed to run it- is has a product key on the bottom. But no disk.

What should I do?
Hey aeronauticsrock
Yes you can get the Windows XP Home or Pro CD on about a dozen web sites, I have bought copies over the years and the cheapest cost me $6.95.
All of these I am talking about are not with a License, just the CD only.
Last month I bought another Windows XP Pro x64 with a license for $64.95 for another Computer I built. Also If you have a legal license you can download a copy from torrent or some sites without any legal issue. Even Microsoft use to let you download it from their site, without any registration till after you installed and activated it. Today you can still download copies of servers (from 2003-2008) and Vista and MS Virtual PC and Server 2007 from MS and ofcourse Win 7 for a little while yet.

And I do recommend that you use Windows XP on that box. No matter what others say about Windows 7, it is still in beta mode, and it is not stable for any operations you use. I am Still debugging it on a regular basis on 6 different computers (old and new, x86 and x64) and still sending MS reports about any and all crashes and instability issues for hardware and software.

Hope this helps.
Larry
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16 May 2009   #15
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
Yep. Browsing, office, itunes. Thats about it.

Next question- is there any way I can legally get XP? The comp is already liscensed to run it- is has a product key on the bottom. But no disk.

What should I do?
You need to find out if it is OEM or Retail XP. In other words, was the OS on the computer when your friend bought it? Is it a name brand? OEM keys won't work on Retail and vice versa. If it is OEM, MS usually will sell a new CD for around $10.00 including shipping. If you torrent a copy, and use the key on the PC, your close enough to legit. The problem is knowing that you have an unaltered iso.

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16 May 2009   #16
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Hello aeronauticsrock

I put win7 x32 on an old Pentium II 600mhz computer. It runs, but you can't do a whole lot of stuff at one time. So with just 1gb ram I would stick with XP for you main OS, or increase to 2gb ram if your MB will recognize it for win7 x32.

Just my 2 cents worth of opinion, from years of testing puters.
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