WINDOWS 7 or WINDOWS XP on this PC?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Antigen, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Antigen

    Antigen MDL Junior Member

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    Hi to all,

    what do you suggest for this computer? Windows XP Home or Windows 7?

    AMD 64 3200 Mhz
    2 GB DDR2
    nVidia 7600GS
    SBLIVE Audigy

    And for this PC? Windows XP Home or Windows 7?

    Intel Dual Core 2
    3 GB RAM
    Intel 950 Graphic
    Realtek Audio


    Thanks for suggestion.
     
  2. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 7 on both.

    Worst case: format and install XP.
     
  3. Antigen

    Antigen MDL Junior Member

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    Actually i use XP and is very fast :) Seven is better of XP?
     
  4. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    You should stick with what like to use, but in my opinion Windows 7 is far superior to any previous version of Windows (including XP).
     
  5. Antigen

    Antigen MDL Junior Member

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    Superior, for example for?
     
  6. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Multitasking, security, appearance...lol
     
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  7. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Had this would have been a Windows XP vs Vista the answer is obvious vista would loose hands down. But 7 is a big improvement from Vista that is why you are seeing more and more get away from the legacy code.
     
  8. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    i agree with timesurfer, the security of windows 7 is excellent, seems a lot less prone to malware and windows7 should suite those pc's you have quite nicley
     
  9. Antigen

    Antigen MDL Junior Member

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    But on the side of the speed of the application? Win XP or Seven?
     
  10. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Obvious is obvious, Seven hands down.
     
  11. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Yap, go for 7...
     
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  12. Rebel_07

    Rebel_07 MDL Novice

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    Definitely go for Windows 7

    I have an old system very similar to the one you have - same CPU, only 1 gig ram and a 6800GS, I used this PC as a test install for Win 7 and it works very well, no obvious difference in performance when compared with XP. From memory the win performance index was 4.1 -sound about right?

    We are just rolling over to Win 7 at work and long time XP users have all been positive in their response to the new OS.
     
  13. putputput

    putputput MDL Novice

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    fyi...


    check my siggy, i do experienced using both xp and win 7 ultimate on this laptop and what i can say is, i feel the same...but better with win 7 ultimate coz of the appearance


    so, ur call..
     
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  14. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    Definitely windows 7 on both, I have an old Dell Latitude D610 with Intel centrino, 1.5 Gigs of Ram, 30GB HDD, generic graphics and Windows 7 Runs Fast and Smooth on it.
     
  15. DigitalJammer

    DigitalJammer MDL Member

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    #15 DigitalJammer, Nov 2, 2010
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    I personally would install Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, or raise the ram to at least 4 gig to install 64 bit Win-7. (Based on my experience) 2 gigs of RAM might bog down a little if you attempt to run too my programs in 64 bit os, and with the 64 bit Win-7, it does not take much. Also, it IS possible to run Win-7 Ultimate with only 512kb Ram (32 bit only)- I am running like that right now, but I push wall with the physical memory after loading security programs in the start-up. One gig runs pretty smooth in 32 bit mode, but for full 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate I truly feel it is best to run with at least4 gigs ram. -just my 2 cents. ;)

    The computer with 3 gig might be fine running with 64 bit, but as they say you can never have too much memory (same for hard drive space, I have 3 TB and growing).
     
  16. Badman24

    Badman24 MDL Member

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    Exactly! I had a really bad old PC (an Advent T9100) and i upgraded the RAM to 1gb. Then i was able to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and t runs amazingly smooth. I thought that i would not get used to the new interface ater using XP for so long but as it turns out the interface is so much better. I don't play games on my PC but i can say with much confidence that Windows 7's new look actually uses my graphics card, it's so sleek and beautiful. But for PC's like yours, with so much higher specs than my old Advent, i would say installing XP on it would be a terrible shame.

    P.S Props to the guy above. He explained it in a nutshell ^_^, BTW to guy above, 512mb RAM is incredibly slow for me on 7. Trust me, add an extra 512mb module from Crucial and you'll have a super fast PC on your hands ^_^.
     
  17. Happpy

    Happpy MDL Senior Member

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    For first you can do XP but for second, Windows 7 is best.
     
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  18. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    :coffee: Windows XP is old news, something you only run in Virtual PC for nostalgia reasons.

    Windows 7 is the future for at least 3-4 (5-6) years to come.
    Windows XP these days is for huge companies (Which I self work for) who haven't migrated to 7 yet and is really dependent on stable systems and realibility and buys large volumes of licenses.
    Sure XP is stable and run most older programs good, but it's time to move on and ditch that ride even for the companies (God what I hate XP, Visual Studio 2010 is crap on that OS)

    Anyway, as everyone else said go for 7 and never look back.
     
  19. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    I would say Windows 7. Stay in the loop and stay up to date. If you have the time, and the willingness to learn if you don't already know, you can make Windows 7 run faster than Windows XP. :)
     
  20. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    you don't have to do anything to make 7 faster than XP... it runs much faster on my laptop, and it came with XP!