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Making the jump from W7 from XP?


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#1 Rhettoh

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:01 PM

Currently, I have an XPS 200 desktop running Windows XP. I was wondering if it would be wise to upgrade to Windows 7. Right now, the desktop runs pretty fast. Would W7 slow the computer down considerably? I can't post the computer's specs at the moment, but if that would help you form a better opinion of "to upgrade or not to upgrade", then I can post them later today.

Thanks for the help! - Rhett

EDIT: I ran the W7 compatability test and it gave me the OK. I was just wondering if 4GB of RAM (which is what I think I have) and the stock processor are enough to handle W7.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:32 PM

Yes, if you ran the compatibility test, and you have 4GB of RAM with a decent processor, then you should be fine. :huh:
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:17 PM

Currently, I have an XPS 200 desktop running Windows XP. I was wondering if it would be wise to upgrade to Windows 7. Right now, the desktop runs pretty fast. Would W7 slow the computer down considerably? I can't post the computer's specs at the moment, but if that would help you form a better opinion of "to upgrade or not to upgrade", then I can post them later today.

Thanks for the help! - Rhett

EDIT: I ran the W7 compatability test and it gave me the OK. I was just wondering if 4GB of RAM (which is what I think I have) and the stock processor are enough to handle W7.


I personally think you're good to go with the upgrade!

Windows 7 seems to be very stable on my computer which has an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ Processor running at 2000 Mhz and only 2 Gb of RAM, my video is only 256 Mb and I am not having any issues with my computer being slow.

Your system is probably much faster than mine.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:42 PM

(I ran the W7 compatibility test and it gave me the OKI ran the W7 compatibility test and it gave me the OK.) The test said ok and with 4 gigs of ram IMHO go for the Windows 7, you will like it.




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