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Jim Tavegia
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Windows 7 clean install

I have a chance through school to buy Windows 7 pro for $29. I my home desk top I have 2 gigs of ram and plenty of HD space and a 2 gig processor, but not dual core. In my lap top I only have 1 gig of ram, plenty of HD space, and a 1.9 processor.

Microsoft says says I must do a clean install meaning I must move all my programs and folders to another HD and then do a clean install of Win 7. They have a multi-step video tutorial that tells me this may not be just a "walk in the park".

I'm not sure it is worth the trouble to do that. Comments are appreciated.

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Re: Windows 7 clean install

Jim, I think Windows 7 is a memory hog and it would run slow on any copmputer with just 2 gig of ram.

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I am not sure Windows 7 is a memory hog, but 1 or 2 gigs of RAM and the CPU speed tell me that I doubt it would be an uprade worth the effort and the money. It might - and I say might - run everything as smooth as XP on your computers, but it might also not. Vista was a genuine memory hog, Win7 is not, but still...

I'm sure faster computers would benefit from Win7 though. I can't really compare to my stationary, cuz it's a very fast model: 4 cores running 2,66 GHz and 8 GB of RAM.

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I bought Diane a new tower last year that has Win 7 and is has worked very well for her. I have been most satisfied with XP and have no reasons for changing other than the offer through school for $29. As we all know, price isn't everything and I am also of the school that if it ain't broke, why fix it. I was concerned about all my audio programs what nightmares I was about to embark upon.

I will run rgibran's recomendation of compatibiity, but the idea of having to move all software out of my computer just to install 7 seems a bit like too much trouble. Win 7 is probably a great idea for a brand new machine. For an older machine, not so much.

Thanks.

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