Should I Go for xp or 7 ??!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by a23hmed, May 29, 2011.

  1. a23hmed

    a23hmed MDL Novice

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    Hey everybody ..

    this is my pc specifications ..

    CPU : Intel Celeron 2.40GHz
    Ram : 2GB DDR
    Video : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200

    what do you think ??

    Thanks in advance ..

    :)
     
  2. odiea

    odiea MDL Member

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    Win 7. I find it's hard to go back to XP.
     
  3. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    Same.. 7 should be fine
     
  4. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    Hi, even though Windows 7 would run on those specs it wouldn't be very optimum. I would go with XP for a faster computer even though 7 is a much better OS.
     
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  5. ameykelkar

    ameykelkar MDL Member

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    I suggest you to go with Windows XP Professional Edition.
    Well going with Windows 7 is not a harm.... but before installing Windows 7, check all your devices are compatible with Windows 7.
    But still I suggest, as you have a Celeron Processor... I think you should go with Windows XP!!!
     
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  6. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    #6 starams5, May 29, 2011
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    ameykelkar has a very good point, better check hardware compatibility before spending your money. Windows 7 has a lot of older drivers embedded but there's no guarantee. Add-on cards can be used to replace some components but a chipset is another story. I have an FX 5200, can't recall if the Vista drivers worked or not on Windows 7 but the card has no official Windows 7 support from nVidia.
     
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  7. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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  8. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    i've installed win7 32bit on two intel celerons ,you should be good to go,just check hardware compatibility before you encounter headaches;)
     
  9. DAz999

    DAz999 MDL Member

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    i have done a few celerons with your spec or less, i install Windows 7 home basic 32bit, works a treat :)
     
  10. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    #10 starams5, May 29, 2011
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    What is he going to install "windows 7 Upgrade tool" on if he doesn't have an OS?:rolleyes:
     
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  11. starams5

    starams5 MDL Member

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    #11 starams5, May 29, 2011
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    His first post states "Should I Go for xp or 7 ??!". Makes no since to "Go" for something you already have. If he had XP installed, he would probably be asking for Windows 7 upgrade advice and not which OS he should run.
     
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  12. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    i'd go with XP--it would respond pretty fast with all that RAM; 2.40GHz processing power seems a lil low for 7 in my opinion
     
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  13. dMog

    dMog MDL Novice

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    I have an older system too and no issues...only had one old scanner that would not work but i never used that anyways..all other issues had updated drivers that installed automatically...windows 7 is by far easier to join networks and have other computers join its network than XP ...win 7 even running on an older system is by far easier to manage than if you went with the winXP
     
  14. buzz123

    buzz123 MDL Junior Member

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    I would only install WIN7 if you are willing to replace the CELERON chip...

    Very easy replacement... Only takes about 10-20 minutes...

    If you do not want to replace the CELERON with a REAL CPU, I would stick with XP...

    The issue is NOT so much the Ghz of the chip... it is the limited cache on the CELERONs!
     
  15. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    Definitely 7
    I have 7 on this:
    - 2 GHz Athlon 64 (Yes, a single core :bruce_h4h:)
    - 1 GB RAM
    - ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (integrated, so the usable RAM is 1GB - 128 :eek:)
     
  16. 60cent

    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    You should use 7
     
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  17. mad_cow

    mad_cow MDL Novice

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    Just dual boot !