Upgrade on Pentium 4 5yr old laptop

  markcomp 16 Jul 09
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Is it worth upgrading from XP on my laptop, if only for future support.
Its work machine with 1 Gb ram and I seldom use it for graphics etc.

  Quiet Life 18 Jul 09

I would stick with XP till you update your PC. Security updates will continue and it is a very good operating system.
W7 needs a lower spec. machine compared to Vista and I am running the RC copy on a netbook,1.6mhz processor and 1gb of ram,quite happily. I certainly would not buy it as XP suits me fine.

  ambra4 27 Jul 09

The biggest problem that you will have to upgrade the laptop from Windows XP to

Windows 7 would be the Windows 7 Drivers for the laptop

Windows 7 OS is base around Vista

1GB of memory is the minimum amount for Windows 7 so you could find that the

computer is running slow and some of the hardware drivers not available for your laptop

As “Quiet Life” said stick with XP till you update your PC.

XP Security updates will continue and it is a very good operating system.

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