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Well I gave my cousin a Sony Vaio P3, with a 128mb gfx card + 512mb of ram ( since she had nothing at all and this thing was taking up space )

Well anyways my question is should I reinstall XP ( It had Windows ME on it at first, but I switched and I got XP SP3 Professional Edition now )

Or install W7? ( I heard that it's much faster/better on older computers )

XP runs kind of slow ( well overall everything does but maybe W7 will be faster ? )

so W7 or XP? Thanks
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post #2 of 9
Honestly, I think XP would be a better option. While W7 is nice and runs decently on some older machines, XP tends to use less resources. Considering the specs of the comp, definitely XP.
Also, that CPU is not capable of 64 bit processing, yet another thing to consider.

PS: you should've added a poll.
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Xp.
 
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post #4 of 9
Just use XP and goto visual properties and make it look like Win2000 so that it runs smooth. 512mg runs okay with those settings.
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Xp
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post #6 of 9
With that amount of ram, and that processor, XP is the best choice. W7 would run, but be pretty sluggish.
post #7 of 9
Windows 2000 (will run pretty much everything XP will, as long as it doesn't need .NET 3+), or failing that, XP.
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Definitely XP or even 2000, I tried running Windows 7 on a 1.4ghz Pentium with 1GB of RAM and an 80GB HDD and it was sluggish for 7, and my system is at least a good 50% faster than the one in question
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post #9 of 9
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Wow lots of answers

Thanks guys, I'll guess I'll just use XP then
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