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Should I upgrade

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
December 27, 2010 8:44:20 PM

I am thinking of upgrading from XP 32bit to Windows 7 32bit Home Premium FP for 3 computers.

Biostar TA770E (AM2+)
AMD AthlonII 240 X2 (2.8GHz) AM3
OCZ 2GB 800MHz DDR2 (5-6-6-18 Dual-channel)
Palit GeForce GTS450 1GB
Microsoft Windows XP 32bit
WD Caviar Blue 160GB SATA2 3.5" 7200rpm
CiT 1008 Piano-black Midi-ATX
CiT 500w (Dual-rail +12V combined amperage of 27)

I use computers only to game, download and browse the internet. I play alot of old games as far back as 1998 but also play the newest like Bad Company 2. I see that I can buy it for £96 ($150) from Microsoft site as an upgrade but is it a worthy and future-proof investment?


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December 27, 2010 10:06:00 PM

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December 27, 2010 10:09:39 PM

Hello Omnisome;
I think Win7 is a great OS but I can't see any compelling reason for you to make the jump over to Win7.
As you replace your older systems you'll get Win7 already embedded in the cost.
That £96 is very nearly 25% of the cost of a new general purpose PC or laptop.