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Old 03-17-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Going from XP to Windows 7 what do I need?

Iím quite happy with my current PC, only use it for internet and word docs, copying cd's etc itís in a really nice quiet case so Iím not looking for a new PC.

However XP security updates are going to stop shortly from Microsoft so I need to get onto windows 7.

I want the PC for quite a few more years, and my hard drive is old, so I could do with a new one. Was looking at SSD's, can anyone recommend one, I was thinking Intel would have less issues with such an old PC with it been SATA 1.

Also need more memory, Iíve got 1 gig now in 2 sticks, I could get another 2 gig to make 3 gig. Or I could take out my memory and put in 4 gig, is there any big advantage to that, as what Iíve read there seems to be an opinion that windows can only use 3.5 gig anyway, if thatís the case it might be worth going just for the 3 gig and keeping my memory.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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Re: Going from XP to Windows 7 what do I need?

Go with at least 16G RAM, Win7Pro 64bit (longer life cycle) and a brand name SSD, i.e. Samsung, Intel, Plexor, etc..
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: Going from XP to Windows 7 what do I need?

If you go with 32 bit windows 7 go with 4 gigs of ram if you go with 64 bit W7 go with at least 8. The Samsung EVO is a very good ssd, right now its the best performance for the dollars!
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