Windows 7 vs XP

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  1. Luigi728
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    I'm sorry for starting a new topic for something old (probably), but I'm short on time.
    I would like to buy Windows 7, but..
    My dad is retarded with PC's. So I want to know, does working with 7 differ much from XP/
    And, of course, is 1536 MB RAM and a Nvidia GT 8400 512 MB Graphics Card strong enough to run?
    I know the specifications, but I would like some feedback^^
     


  2. impizkit

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    You will have trouble with only 1.5 GB Ram. I have 2 GB with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and it is sometimes not enough.
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Go with Windows XP. 1.5GB is not enough for Windows 7 in the long run.
     
  4. Wabsta

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    My mother has 512MB ram, a cpu of 3ghz and some graphic card that's about as good as a GeForce 6200 (it's from ati tho, but I remember games running the same speed as on my 6200)..
    And, yea, it runs fine, and I'm quoting my mother "It's so much faster now with Windows 7!".

    So yea, good to go [​IMG]
     
  5. Luigi728
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    I am planning to upgrade to 2 GB RAM (The max for my PC -.-') and buy Windows 7 Professional.
    Is that good to go?
     
  6. impizkit

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    With a ram upgrade, you should be good. I would get 7 ultimate and use 32 bit unless your PC can handle 64 bit architecture.
     
  7. Luigi728
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    What's better in Ultimate? Faster? I want Windoes 7 to be as fast as possible, with XP functions
     
  8. impizkit

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    They have changed the naming and Ultimate is the best. I got it for $20.00 from my college when it came out. If you want the best get Ultimate.
     
  9. Luigi728
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    Ok, but what do I get for that? What functions?
     
  10. prowler

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    My computer has only 1GB of RAM and Windows 7 runs perfectly fine, with no lag. Games even run better on Windows 7 than on Windows XP (TF2, HL2 and such).
    Even before I had 512MB of RAM, Windows 7 ran fine (Abit of lag when I turned Aero on but ofc, it wasn't suited for gaming)

    I'd say go get Windows 7, regardless if you have 1.5GB or not. It'll run just smoothly.
     
  11. Dangy

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    You can play TF2 with 1GB of RAM? O__________________O
     
  12. prowler

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    If I go into a server with about 15 or so people, then yeah. :3
     
  13. Thoob

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    You choose Windows 7 Ultimate not for the features, but because it'll have the most seeders. [​IMG]
     
  14. Dter ic

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    you do know that he ksn't gling to pirate? he said he will buy it [​IMG]
     
  15. hullo8d

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    If I were you I would download the lite version of XP and not the retail, probably the best option to go with considering your specs.
     
  16. CrimzonEyed

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    For me windows 7 use less ram than XP did xD
     
  17. Rydian

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    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters

    If you don't know what the fuck you're talking about, DON'T POST.

    OS threads always piss me off. So full of people that obviously have no fucking clue what they're talking about.
     
  18. impizkit

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    Simmer down now! I say if you dont like the thread, DONT READ IT. You are only causing problems now.
     
  19. Rydian

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    I'm bashing bullshit.

    Choice of OS is not something to take lightly, especially if somebody's suggesting an obviously-pirated-and-tampered-with OS when there's no need.
     
  20. hullo8d

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    Well I've had experiences with a couple of OS's from Linux Distros to mainstream OSs, so I'm not really new at computer. I was just suggesting a Lite version of XP over Windows 7, because I have tried both on a comp with similar specs and a Lite version of XP worked best for me. The retail XP is full of Bloatware which isn't needed; Lite is always a good alternative if you don't want to have to keep up with daily maintenance and have to remove unnecessary services manually.