Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:18 AM
Currently running XP/SP3 on 2 machines, considering upgrading one of them to Win 7, 2 issues & questions I have before taking the plunge:
Hardware issues? The machine is a Thinkpad T500, which was 'designed for' Vista (which I didn't buy, but 'downgraded' to XP), is there going to be hardware compatibility issues, or will I need to upgrade anything? (2G memory)
I regularly sync the 2 computers with the native windows networking (they're both in the same workgroup) and MS SyncToy. Saw something about a Win 7 'HomeGroup' feature, that apparently only works with other Win 7 machines...? Am I going to be able to get the Win 7 & the XP machines to play nice with each other?
Also, when I upgrade I would plan on wiping the drive clean and doing a clean install, not bothering with the headaches of upgrading an existing XP installation, which I've heard can be problematic...