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Windows 7 vs windows xp

I am buying a laptop with
a 1.83ghz core 2 duo 2gb of ram and the ati mobility x1600 graphics
it comes with windows xp I was wondereing if it would be powerful enough to run windows 7 as smoothly as xp and which one to use

thanks in advance
austin
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  1. Best answer
    Before I upgraded, I was running a desktop with a 1.86GHz core 2 duo and 2GB RAM with Win7 for a while. Worked great.

    After using Windows 7, I can't stand using XP (at work). Win7 is a really slick operating system. I say go ahead with the upgrade if you plan to keep your laptop for a while. If a new laptop is on the horizon, just stick with XP.
  2. Quote:
    yes it will run win7 as good as xp.

    ^+1.

    I just upgraded a Dell Inspiron laptop w/ C2D 1.86GHZ chip in it last week.
    Went from XP SP3 and 512mb RAM to Win7-Ultimate 32-bit to 2GB of 667RAM.
    Of course integrated chipset (graphics) being a laptop.
    Runs pretty damn good...
  3. Although specification wise the laptop will run Windows 7 well you may have problems with getting some of the required drivers.
  4. ^
    I doubt there will be any issues with the drivers, Win7 will find most of them if not all
    but since it is a laptop you might need one or two from the manufacturer web-site..
  5. I've got a old Dell Latitude C810 with Tiny 7 on it, runs great
  6. Quote:
    Win7 is the xp of 2010.Fast as rocket and beautiful as a babe.

    ^+1.
  7. rocky_1 said:
    I am buying a laptop with
    a 1.83ghz core 2 duo 2gb of ram and the ati mobility x1600 graphics
    it comes with windows xp I was wondereing if it would be powerful enough to run windows 7 as smoothly as xp and which one to use

    thanks in advance
    austin



    yea it will run optimal..
  8. Just make sure that if you are only going to run 2 GB RAM use the 32 bit version of Win 7. If you use the 64 bit version boost your RAM to 4 GB.
  9. for your laptop I recommend Win7 Pro or Ultimate, Home Premium is good but I like the extra 'bells and whistles' that the others have to offer;
    an example is XP mode is not in Home Premium but in the others.
    running Win7 Ultimate is no big deal with 2GB RAM 32-bit..
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/default.aspx
  10. is it possible to switch between 32 bit and 64 bit, without reinstalling OS?
  11. thanks i think ill make the upgrade
  12. Best answer selected by rocky_1.
  13. if you want 32 and 64bit OS on the computer, the only way is dual boot, which is no big deal to do, I'm running a dual boot XP and W7 x64 Ultimate with 2G RAM, I think it's better than the 32bit version, and I have both of them on my computers
  14. rocky_1 said:
    thanks i think ill make the upgrade


    what will make the upgrade, a 32-bit to 64-bit.?
    if that's what you think then your a fool or you need to clarify in more detail.
    unless you partition and create a dual boot with both os's 32 and 64;
    there is no way that you can just install a 64-bit over a 32-bit OS as an upgrade.
    ridiculous.
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