Worth it to put Windows 7 on this PC?

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  1. Casino

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    My parents have a Dell deskop 1.8ghz P4, 512GB Ram. It's running XP now. How would it run on Windows 7? All they do is surf the web and check email.
     
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    need at least 1 GB of ram to run windows 7

    but ram is cheap

    i'd stick with winxp, why do they need to upgrade?
     
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    No need to upgrade, just want to try something new. I have a Mac so I'm also curious and wanted to try 7 out.
     
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    I would leave XP
     
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    boot camp?
     
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    Why's that? And I might try boot camp
     
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    Run the upgrade adviser, it will tell you what you need. More RAM for sure, probably better graphics.

    Its up to you, but I would think its not worth it
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Leave it alone unless you want your mom to call you three times a week to ask you how to use a new operating system you have no personal experience with.
     
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    hardware wise it is best to leave it with XP. It will be best optimized for XP. Save your money instead.
     

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