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February 9, 2010 12:23:29 AM

Hello i have a older computer that has a celeron D 2.93GHz and 1GB of Ram and currently has windows xp home 32bit on it. I have others computers with windows 7 and I love it. I wanted to know if I install Win 7 32 Bit on the Celeron pc will it slow the performance or will it stay the same or what. Thanks for your time and answers

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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 12:32:06 AM

February 9, 2010 12:42:37 AM

put a dual core cpu and 2 gig of ram in it or stick with xp.
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February 9, 2010 1:25:29 AM

Yeah, with 1GB you're probably better off sticking with XP.

You can install Windows 7 and it will work, but the system will probably start to bog down due to lack of memory with fewer active programs than you're currently able to use in XP.
a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2010 2:18:07 AM

Stick with XP buddy! It is the best suiable for your Celeron System!
February 9, 2010 2:57:15 AM

i have backup computer with

XP Pro 32bit
P4 HT 3.0ghz
FX5500 256MB AGPx8

thats probably enough specs but i can't run WIndows 7 32bit smoothly even i set the setting to Performance Mode were all visual effects are turned OFF i dont know if it was the FX5500 fault cause it doesnt have latest driver for Windows 7 or just my CPU/RAM is older

i suggest stick with XP and GO with Windows 7 if you have DualCore and Higher i heard it runs great on DualCore and up.. my other backup computer with this specs

Windows 7 32bit
Core2Duo E7500 2.93
GMA/G31/G32 (Chipset) (No Videocard)

it runs great i played "STALKER CALL OF PRIPYAT" with constantly 30+FPS
(LOW setting) and Windows 7

February 10, 2010 4:26:18 AM

Windows 7 simply uses tons of memory when in clean boot mode.

winxp was 500mb w/ all programs and setup that I use.
And currently my win7 uses 1500mb w/ all programs ans setip as above.
Still I don't like the slowness of win7, so I turn off all bells and whistles. I have quad core, 6gb ram.

Your 1gb of ram will not stand, but I think your celeron is fine.

I think, stick w/ winxp if you cannot buy ram for a cheap price.
Or buy some ram and make it 3gb, two more 1gb stick, and use win7.

February 10, 2010 3:43:30 PM

I'll join the others and say to stay with XP. I still have one old computer running XP and don't think its worth it to try Win7 on it. Even with 3 gig of ram, Win7 would still demand more than the old machine has to give.
March 28, 2010 10:01:35 AM

just installed win7 on an old athlon 2600 xp machine 1.5gb ram and it runs great.