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Area 51 m5700 coming in the mail, xp or win7?

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I have a m5700 coming in the mail from a friend and am going to reformat it. The specs, or from what I can gather from the internets, is that it has a single core at 2~ ghz, 2gb of ram (he put the max in, which is 2), and a geforce 6800go 256mb.

Would it be better to put xp 32bit or windows 64bit on it? I really don't know.

Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
    
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Personal preference.
I would probably go with windows xp 32-bit.
As the latop is pretty old, so the slight speed boost of xp compared to win7 is nice. Plus drivers.. I'm not even sure if they would have vista/7 drivers for such an old machine.
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Thanks for the reply. I was going to say xp too. I cant seem to find any drivers though... Wondering if someone can help this nooby.
    
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XP is lighter on the system, but Windows 7 has more features, and is more stable.

Windows 7 loads pretty fast for me on an old system; you just have to make sure your startup items are not plentiful.
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What is your old system with win7? And yes, I would only have MS sec. essentials and the needed touchpad driver on startup.
    
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After looking. It seems as there are no windows 7 compatible drivers. Look like its XP.
    
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