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Windows 7: Get Win7 or stick with XP?

12 Dec 2009   #1
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 
Get Win7 or stick with XP?

2.4 GHz single core
1gb ram
256mb video memory

Advisor says not capable of Aero. Stationary computer.
Upgrade to W7 or keep XP?


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12 Dec 2009   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreshSam View Post
2.4 GHz single core
1gb ram
256mb video memory

Advisor says not capable of Aero. Stationary computer.
Upgrade to W7 or keep XP?

Win 7 is very much better than XP. I did not have a high end video card. I bought one and it still said that it would not support Aero. It supports it just fine. I would think yours would also. You should go ahead and install. Good luck.
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12 Dec 2009   #3
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Depends on the cards, but the early 6xxx series for nvidia supported them I think? But either way your computer should do fine under Win7, though a little more ram and better gfx wouldn't hurt for games, you should be just fine. Most programs don't utilize multi-core as well as they should, so single core isn't so bad. I just upgraded, the main thing I notice is how fast windows boots but it still angers me on loading times =O
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12 Dec 2009   #4
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

My bro's mini pc has almost same specifications..

amd sempron single core 2.4ghz
2gb ram ddr 667
ati radeon 128mb (don't remember the exact model)
and supports aero decently!
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12 Dec 2009   #5
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 

Alright, I'll install WIN7 then. Thanks
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12 Dec 2009   #6
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

you should consider upgrading your ram to at least 2GB I suggest.
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12 Dec 2009   #7
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin View Post
you should consider upgrading your ram to at least 2GB I suggest.

Yeah I was amazing at how much that helped, it only cost me 33 for 1666 (oc)
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13 Dec 2009   #8
DanP

Windows 7
 
 

Go with 7. It'll even run on 1GB (unlike Vista), and it's better than XP for the same performance. If you get 2GB (a good idea anyway), it'll run even better.
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13 Dec 2009   #9
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 

I've installed it and you guys were right. It runs super smooth. I should have realized it would work since my pc has a dedicated graphics unit and my laptop has an intergrated, and it works on my laptop.

I'll probably either end up changing out ram and gpu and stuff like that on this pc soon, but for now things are working great. Lag free, all effects run smooth like aero etc.

Thanks
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