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What is the best windows version for slow pc?


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#1 windowsxplover

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:18 PM

based on the Top 5 Windows OS List: Top 5 Windows Version with Least Bugs

Is it true that Windows 2000 was target by hacker the most?

My old PC is running windows 2000 and i don't think the pc spec can handle windows 7 yet.



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 05:45 PM

According to MS  -  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/products/system-requirements

 

These are the absolute minimum specs for running Win 7 :-

 

Windows 7 system requirements

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

 

With these specs it will crawl !  Realistically you need a 1.5 GHz processor and at least 2GB of RAM to get live with performance out of Win 7.

 

I don't know if you can get currently updated AV software for Win 2000, but here is link to Quietman's article on keeping your computer secure :-

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/

 

As to your question about 2000 being the most attacked version of Windows I would not have thought so as it wasn't available for very long and it wasn't installed by many people. I think the title of 'Most attacked' would go to either XP or Win 7 as they were/are employed in huge numbers.

 

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 12:56 AM

ok thank i need to get a new pc.

 

Any good option for $700 budget?



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 06:15 AM

Have you considered running a Linux distro on your old pc? For most basic tasks such as browsing, video viewing and some light gaming it should be sufficient and secure.


Edited by contagious, 13 September 2015 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:48 AM

Seconding contagious. Linux Lite sounds like it might work for perfectly you. Just until you can get your new computer up and ready. 



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