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uh....where do i start. my dad's pc, is an old pentium 4 socket 478 single core 2.6ghz with around 1gb of ram i think. all he does on it is word processing and pdf files. i recently brought a cheap ssd and plan to throw that into the rig. given the outdated spec. would i have trouble running windows 7? or should i keep it windows xp.
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No need for an SSD. The processor is so slow that you wouldn't notice any difference at all.
If it has an ATA drive in it, and you throw in a SATA drive, that'll be more than enough for it.

As for Windows 7, it would be just fine as long as it's a 32 bit version. However, I think he'd be better served just running XP. XP is not a huge resource hog and it's probably the most stable OS out there.
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