Network hardware upgrade to support Windows 7

  spearfisher 06:48 04 Mar 14
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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice on installing windows 7 on to my network computers. The computers themselves are quite old but are sufficient for what I use them for. They have this motherboard -

click here 1 512 MB RAM chip (BT-DD266-512M-T321 (92 pin)), 1.6 GHZ processor running Windows XP (32 bit). The motherboard has 2 DDR1 slots and 2 DDR2 slots. I am required to install Windows 7 due to support of XP stopping.

My question is, what hardware upgrades would I need to support Windows 7? I'm thinking I can upgrade the current RAM and just about run Windows and the programs I need. Can anyone recommend and specific RAM to buy for this motherboard?

Also, while I'm here, the server for this network runs Windows server 2003. Should I be looking to upgrade to 2008? The network has about 30 client machines.

Thanks

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  spearfisher 08:44 04 Mar 14

Thanks for that.

I would prefer to stick with XP but the powers above me are telling me to go to windows 7 but aren't will willing to provide new hardware to support it. The only other option I have is using what we have at the moment.

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