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May 12, 2011 at 09:45:35
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dell Demenision 3000 its about 6yrs old want to update to windows 7 from windows XP. Is it worth the trouble with how old the PC is?

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May 12, 2011 at 10:05:45
Check the Windows compatibility test. It will tell you whether your present system will run Windows 7.

One thing you will most certainly need is at least 1Gb of RAM.



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May 12, 2011 at 10:33:47
Also, is there a compelling reason for the move to Win7?

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May 12, 2011 at 11:10:33
XP support will probably end in the near future.

I have upgraded many XP machines to Windows 7. With the proper amount of ram and cpu they run great....much better and faster than XP plus win 7 will be supported for many years to come

The Dell system mentioned can have a max of 2GB ram and that will run win 7 fine.

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May 12, 2011 at 15:18:29
"XP support will probably end in the near future."

Possibly. But given the current rancid economic-state, and that as of 10 months ago XP was still running on 74% of business machines, I wouldn't be surprised to see that target date moved again:


The adoption of Win7 seems to be more popular with those currently running Vista vs. those running XP. And it's not likely that Microsoft would want to lose a large part of it's base to OS X, or (heaven forbid) OpenSource.

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