windows xp professional sp3 vs windows 7 professional or ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Gaby2013, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Gaby2013

    Gaby2013 MDL Novice

    Nov 24, 2013
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    Hello guys,
    I am sorry if this question is irrelevant to this section of the forum. I have a desktop Dell Optiplex 330 with these specs:
    Intel E2180, 2G of Ram, 80G SATA1 HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6670 video card.
    Which of the following operating system would yield better performance to run offline for programming embedded system and run application such as MPLABX and KiCad?
    * windows xp professional sp3 -32bits
    * windows 7 professional -32 or 64
    * windows 7 ultimate- 32 or 64
    thanks,
     
  2. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    XP pro 32 bit if you are only going to use 2gb of ram.
     
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I would agree, offline and using XP would give you more leverage for MPLABX since you are well above minimum requirements. and KiCad I'm not even sure if it supports Win7?
     
  4. Gaby2013

    Gaby2013 MDL Novice

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    Thank you guys, Window XP CD is about to start spinning :)
    Have a nice weekend everyone,