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Win 7 on old computers?

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December 8, 2010 12:38:30 AM

How does Win 7 run on older systems? My sister is currently using a Dell Dimension 3000 with a P4 3.0 GHZ and 512 MB RAM. I'm going to upgrade her to 2 GB, and I'm wondering whether Win 7 would would run better than XP? She just needs to keep it running for Web browsing and Microsoft Office, and she doesn't have money for even a budget system just now, so I'm trying to help her out as best I can.

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a b $ Windows 7
December 8, 2010 12:52:52 AM

32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?

With that configuration I would say stick with XP.
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December 8, 2010 12:57:45 AM

henydiah said:
read system minimum requirement :
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/system-r...


I did, and it will run, but what I'm trying to find out is whether her system will run better or worse with Win 7 than it does with XP? For her system I would only try running 32-bit.
a b $ Windows 7
December 8, 2010 1:01:34 AM

min win7 32bit u must have RAM 1GB, & u use 512 not worth and very Slow for program, ucan chek when save your project ! & internet on win7 many feature manage
December 8, 2010 1:11:02 AM

henydiah said:
min win7 32bit u must have RAM 1GB, & u use 512 not worth and very Slow for program, ucan chek when save your project ! & internet on win7 many feature manage


Sorry, I mistyped. I should have written that I'm upgrading her to 2GB RAM, not 2MB, so she would have more than enough memory. My bad!
a b $ Windows 7
December 8, 2010 1:18:00 AM

of course upgrade to 2Gb RAM very good!
CPU p4/i5/i7 same if using internet & MS office, win7 specific CPU for support 32 or 64 just it.
internet depend on speed internet
a b $ Windows 7
December 8, 2010 1:36:45 AM

If you're trying to save money there is no compelling reason to move to Windows 7 even with the upgrade to 2 GB of RAM. A Windows 7 license cost money.

Windows XP will perform better when you upgrade the RAM to 2 GB.
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