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Need Help deciding W7 version for netbook

I'm looking to install W7 on my moms netbook. It's an HP Mini 210-2100. Intel atom 1.5 GHz. 1Gb ram.
Which version of W7 is the best bet for a smooth running system?
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  1. Windows 7 Home Premium is the most popular, however I want to point something out. The system requirements for Windows 7 are only just met by the laptop, I personally would not install Windows 7 on the machine, it will probably run rather poorly.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/products/system-requirements
  2. warhead0 said:
    Windows 7 Home Premium is the most popular, however I want to point something out. The system requirements for Windows 7 are only just met by the laptop, I personally would not install Windows 7 on the machine, it will probably run rather poorly.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/products/system-requirements


    In your opinion, what do you think is the best choice?
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    It's a bad idea to install Windows 7 on those kinds of hardware. It will only install 32 bit of windows 7, which you will have some limitations on softwares. 64 bit versions of windows 7 will required 2GB of RAM. For your mom 's netbook's specs, I suggest install Windows XP, if you already have it so, stay with it. With Windows 7 installing on that netbook, even if it works, the computer will lag. I don't think anyone here, likes lag. Windows XP will stay supported for about another year or so, if you have Service Pack 3 of Windows XP installed. So don't worry about not receiving updates. Just stay with Windows XP.
  4. ipwn3r456 said:
    It's a bad idea to install Windows 7 on those kinds of hardware. It will only install 32 bit of windows 7, which you will have some limitations on softwares. 64 bit versions of windows 7 will required 2GB of RAM. For your mom 's netbook's specs, I suggest install Windows XP, if you already have it so, stay with it. With Windows 7 installing on that netbook, even if it works, the computer will lag. I don't think anyone here, likes lag. Windows XP will stay supported for about another year or so, if you have Service Pack 3 of Windows XP installed. So don't worry about not receiving updates. Just stay with Windows XP.


    Sounds good to me, appreciate it!
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