Solved Upgrading from XP to Windows Vista or Windows 7

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April 12, 2014 at 12:19:14
Specs: Windows XP Home Premium, 760
Hi

I'm using a substitute Desktop PC as I am in the process of repairing and upgrading my main Desktop PC.

This substitute PC is a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P Pentium 4 (2.8Ghz) with 760MB of RAM.

As I only have 760MB of RAM in this machine running XP Home Premium, which Operating System would work fastest with the limited amount of RAM, Windows Vista or Windows 7. The CD's are full versions and have a choice of Premium, Professional and Ultimate.

Hope you can help

Thanks

Danny1234

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April 13, 2014 at 09:28:21
760MB isn't enough RAM to run XP decently, let alone Vista or Win7. I wouldn't even consider Vista at this point, if you're going to upgrade the OS, go for Win7 (32-bit, NOT 64-bit). But as stated, you're going to need more RAM, at least 2GB. If you can swing it & you're 100% sure your system supports 3GB, go for that max. And depending on what you currently have, you may need to upgrade the graphics card too.

http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/service...

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April 12, 2014 at 12:44:54
Win-7 requires "at least" 1gig RAM...

Presumably Vista might be OK with the lesser amount you have?

Any prospect of increasing the RAM?


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April 12, 2014 at 13:57:09
Hi trvlr. Thanks for your reply. I read some replies to a similar question to mine posted at Microsoft's Q&A's and there it says that Win 7 actually uses approximately 300MB to 500MB of RAM. I could upgrade the RAM to 2GB. I've read the Specifications for the Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P machine and it says the MAX is 3GB. think I need DDR SDRAM DIMM 184 PIN. I haven't opened up the case yet so was wondering if you could you verify this? Thanks. Danny1234

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#3
April 12, 2014 at 14:16:58
"I could upgrade the RAM to 2GB."

Then do so, and given the reviews on Vista vs. Win7, install Win7. Memory upgrades can be found here:

http://www.crucial.com/

Download the scanner and analyze your system if you're not sure what to purchase...

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April 13, 2014 at 09:28:21
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760MB isn't enough RAM to run XP decently, let alone Vista or Win7. I wouldn't even consider Vista at this point, if you're going to upgrade the OS, go for Win7 (32-bit, NOT 64-bit). But as stated, you're going to need more RAM, at least 2GB. If you can swing it & you're 100% sure your system supports 3GB, go for that max. And depending on what you currently have, you may need to upgrade the graphics card too.

http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/service...

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April 14, 2014 at 05:26:16
It is a system requirement for all versions, other than Vista Home Basic, 32-bit, that you have a minimum of 1GB of RAM. In theory the minimum requirement for Vista Home Basic is 500MB, but if you tried to run it on such a system you would have plenty of free time to reflect upon your choice.

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April 15, 2014 at 11:13:28
I would stay with XP unless there was some urgent need to upgrade.

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April 19, 2014 at 12:12:06
Hi trvlr

"Any prospect of increasing the RAM?"

Yes, I'm looking to put 2 sticks of 1GB SD RAM 184 PIN in place of the existing RAM.

Danny1234


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April 19, 2014 at 12:24:16
hi riider

"760MB isn't enough RAM to run XP decently, let alone Vista or Win7"

Well I installed Vista Ultimate and it ran quite slow but I had to uninstall it as it didn't have the Drivers for either my ADMtek Ethernet Adapter or Realtek Ethernet Adapter or my Samsung USB Adapter for Internet. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium and had the same problem (as I don't have the Drivers on removable media for both Ethernet Adapters, so I chose to install Windows 7 Ultimate and that installed all the required Drivers.

Windows 7 Ultimate with all current updates and SP1 runs pretty good on this Scaleo P although probably at half the speed that my old Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L Dual Core Processer did and the sound quality and graphics aren't as good on this Scaleo P as they were on my Scaleo L Dual Core.

Having read all comments and carried out my own research, installation, uninstallation and testing on which operating system to upgrade to on this Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P running Windows XP Home Edition to either Windows Vista (still my favourite operating system) or Windows 7, I chose Windows 7 Ultimate as it seems to perform far better than Vista, so thanks for your comments and pointing me in the right direction to have a reasonable outcome to upgrading the operating system for this machine.

Thanks

Danny1234

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