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May 28, 2011 9:33:31 AM

Hello there.
I have Toshiba Satellite centrino 1.6, 60gb, 1.5 Gb ram, 9700 radeon, 6 year old with xp.
Is it worth buy windows 7 upgrade license?
Thank you.

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May 28, 2011 10:06:54 AM

You'll want 2GB RAM minimum for Windows 7, so if you can upgrade that then possibly. Don't expect it to be super-fast though. As an aside, your HDD size indicates it came with the laptop new. If you're not doing so already, back up your documents! :) 
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May 28, 2011 10:29:14 AM

Well, if you are planning on running something elsem like a program that doesn't run on winXP but only on win7, then go for it. More better answer, yes go for the Windows 7 upgrade.

ALSO: You would need at least 2 GB of RAM at the least. 60 GB HDD seems kind of less as well, considering Windows 7 is a RAM and space consumer ( not more than Vista though ).
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May 28, 2011 10:52:44 AM

I wouldn't bother. Update XP to the most recent version, but don't bother with win7.
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May 28, 2011 11:19:36 AM

I wouldn't bother, the price of the W7 licence or upgrades is worth more than the laptop.
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May 28, 2011 11:40:32 AM

Exactly. I've used several laptops like that (bought for $175 each) and XP provided a good experience. I can't imagine what loading a ram intensive program like win7 would do to it. You could buy more ram, but is that really worth it? Keep XP up to date on patches and spend the $$$ on a newer laptop.
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May 28, 2011 6:32:05 PM

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February 24, 2012 3:37:48 PM

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