I don think so. He is just asking for his specification. Hey man... answer is Yes, Do instal Windows 7 but better 32 bit cuz of your i3. if you have a 2nd gen i3 processor then.Have this windows 7 64 bit provided you have 3 or 4 gb of ram.. Okay... dats the answer
Don't know what you are trying to say, but the OP just asked which would be better, XP or win7.
If the OP does use some older softwares, it's best if he keeps to WinXP. And if he's short on RAM, WinXP can prove itself as being useful..