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Windows 7: Which Windows is the best for this hardware?(HP Compaq 6720s notebook)

30 Jan 2016   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ish4d0w View Post

I have a HP Compaq 6720s notebook. It is a bit old (from 2008) but still works great :)

Looking at it's specs below (or online), which OS would you suggest?
I want the best performance, but also be relatively secure and overally, get the best of all I can.

I also took a test-drive with Windows Vista SP2. Performance is well... okay (not good, but tolerable) not nearly as good as XP. What's most annoying is that just like Windows 7 (although not that much) it heats up my notebook a lot. As if I was running an Antivirus scan all the time. Stuff like trustedinstaller, and search indexer keep using my CPU and theres always something.

What should I use?
Hi bro, thank you very much for your topic I am just thinking about same.

Win 7:
- I did search on Google and there really are some drivers issuses so I am not going to use Win 7. I really donīt want to experience those issues by myself

- like you have said, Vista is constantly doing someting (putting stress on RAM and CPU). I have really no idea what the hell is it doing. So my opinion: Bye bye Vista :-D. I have bought from my sister used same spec. Compaq 6720s (same spec. as yours). Plus I have ordered 2x 2GB RAM.
- HP in state I received was running Vista (so far trying to run Vista ). This laptop came with original HP recovery tools and Vista Home Basic (grey badge sticker). So there is on hard disc drive D (8GB of HP recovery tools and back-ups). Hmm, it will be good feeling to put in Win XP DVD and run installation and to format all those nasty recovery data
- my last idea: mayebee it would help to have latest BIOS version. Maybee that is the reason, why is Vista so hard on CPU and using so much RAM. I plan to update BIOS after fresh Win XP installation.

Win XP:
- that is my choice. Yeah, its old, no further Microsoft updates. But hey, XP runs great on laptop of such a configuration. And as long as you are using some good Firewall and Antivirus (Antispyware) software, you should be safe I think. And of course, donīt look at porn websites with Win XP :-D

BTW: Itīs just 3 AM at night, 3 hours ago I have just finished complete HP 6720s disassembly (I cleaned heatsing wents). To get dust plug out, you unfortunately net to get out the motherboard). So I have also changed Cmos battery while I was there . Original one was 9 years old and it still had 3,2V. But I have replaced it, to make sure it gonna last next 9 years

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30 Jan 2016   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ish4d0w View Post

I have a HP Compaq 6720s notebook. It is a bit old (from 2008) but still works great :)

What should I use?
What BIOS version do you have?
At the time, I got laptop with Vista on it, it had following BIOS:
ROM Date : 11-20-2007
ROM BIOS Version: F.07

I did checked on HP support website, that there is at last some BIOS version from year 2008.
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 Which Windows is the best for this hardware?(HP Compaq 6720s notebook)

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