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Win XP Pro to Win 7


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#1 SunKing

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:11 PM

I am rebuilding my PC. Currently running an AMD 64 bit CPU going to Intel I5 Core. As of now running Win XP Pro but not sure which version of Win 7 to purchase.

The computer is used as a home small office computer, with some gaming played by wife and kids, but mostly used for biz applications, emails, and web surfing.

Any help appreciated with a bias toward BUDGET.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:15 PM

Run the upgrade advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the link. I ran the program but it only addresses my current hardware and software problems. I will run it again after I replace the Mobo, cpu, memory, and HDD. It does not address which Version of Win 7 to purchase unless I missed something.

EDIT:
FWIW the program only found 3 problems with my current setup.
  • Outlook Express not supported. (No problem, I do not use it)
  • Custom Install required. (I knew that much already)
  • Diskeeper not supported. (Don't care)

Edited by SunKing, 30 November 2009 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:54 PM

I would think that Windows 7 Premium would be just fine for your use.

Have you seen the comparisons?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare

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#5 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:34 PM

My win7 upgrade had both 32 bit and 64 bit install disks.

I am planning to redo it as a clean install and go down to 32 bit since streaming video runs like crap with the 64 bit nvidia drivers and the MS drivers.

This same hardware runs osx10.5.8 and Ubuntu 9.04 x64 just fine.

I also have not cussed this hard since w95. I don't mind my hackintosh acting like a mac, but the stupids are painful in windows. I spent 2 hours circumventing the power settings that treat my desktop like a laptop.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:18 AM

I would advise Windows 7 Pro/ the benefits out weigh the extra cost by a long shot eg. XP/mode is worth the money alone and there's lots more,check it out.

Edited by sleepwalker, 01 December 2009 - 01:27 AM.





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