Upgrading HP Pavilion a1637c

I have this computer for ~8 years now and as Microsoft will no longer support window xp, I'm looking to improve my machine. Which is the best way to go about it? Replacing the parts or buying a new tower? Can the current specs handle Window &7?

Here is the link to the specs from HP:
-- http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay&spf_p.prp_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c00787401-5%257CdocLocale%253D%257CcalledBy%253D&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

--http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=78893&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3298436

Thanks in advance.
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  1. That computer is way too outdated. Would you consider building your own computer for $450? It would be able to run anything you want, here is the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37LOl
  2. Don't forget to add the price of Windows 7 for the above build. For general use Linux/Ubuntu is good, and it's free. If you are generally satisfied with your current computer, a pre-built computer with Windows 7 or 8 can be found relatively cheap at a box store or online and would be faster than the one you have now.
  3. He will still get excellent performance out of the build I made, custom PC will always beat any crappy pre built PC. Here is the new link to the build which includes a copy of Windows 7: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37MWA - Extra $85 for the OS.
  4. alannm37 said:
    He will still get excellent performance out of the build I made, custom PC will always beat any crappy pre built PC. Here is the new link to the build which includes a copy of Windows 7: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37MWA - Extra $85 for the OS.


    Only the OP can answer this, but holding on to an 8 year old pre-built and only worried about support for XP ending may indicate that a newer pre-built might meet his/her budget and computing needs. I agree that your build is good.

    To KN9t: it is not worth upgrading your current computer. Here is the link to the Windows 7 upgrade adviser to determine if it will work on your computer: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20
  5. Thank you guys for your help. It is for general family use, nothing heavy. But $450 is a reasonable price. I'll look at both option.
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