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Old 08-30-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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The OP wants to know if his copy of XP will run on his hardware. If he said he wanted to buy a copy of Windows 7, I missed it. Until we hear back from him with the processor speed, amount of RAM, hard disk size/free space, and available CD drive, it will not be possible to answer his question. In my opinion, a processor would need to run at least 1.8 GHz and the computers would need AT LEAST 1 GB on RAM to run Windows XP decently. Obviously, a CD drive is needed to do the installation and a few gigs of hard disk space is required both for the installation and the operation of the system after it is installed.
Yes, we are getting off topic. The OP has a XP disk not a seven disk. OP, hurry up with those specs, or we have to listen to relevated and turco talk about Computers and Corvettes, LOL
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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The OP wants to know if his copy of XP will run on his hardware. If he said he wanted to buy a copy of Windows 7, I missed it. Until we hear back from him with the processor speed, amount of RAM, hard disk size/free space, and available CD drive, it will not be possible to answer his question.
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My opinion as an MCTS: Skip XP and go to Windows 7, if you can.
As a rule of thumb, if a machine can run 2000 comfortably, it can run XP comfortably. Any machine that can run XP comfortably will run 7.

My opinion as to skipping XP has to do with the frequent issues XP will encounter over time vs. 7 which has been lauded as quite superior for the long run on older hardware.

He can do whatever he wants. But we don't need deep-root specs to infer certain things, nor do we need them to make a recommendation. The Upgrade Advisor will tell him for certain whether 7 will go in, and he can then fall back to XP. That's a better option IMO than going to XP just to upgrade later.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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Yes, but the point was, was that he owns an XP disk, and he wants to know if he can use it. He did not ask whether he should buy windows 7 and try it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Yes, but the point was, was that he owns an XP disk, and he wants to know if he can use it. He did not ask whether he should buy windows 7 and try it.
That's what I thought he said too. BTW, if he wants to use his copy of XP, I would doubt the usefulness of running the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Yes, but the point was, was that he owns an XP disk, and he wants to know if he can use it. He did not ask whether he should buy windows 7 and try it.
Fair enough. But that does not preclude others providing opinions. Just because he has a disk for an OS on the verge of not being supported, doesn't mean he's obligated to use it. You or anyone else can share opinions and experiences; he's free to take and use them or disregard them.

However, I don't agree that the opinion should not be shared just because he "has a disc".

OP, It's up to you to decide what you will do. I simply shared an opinion; you're free to disregard it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Just because he has a disk for an OS on the verge of not being supported, doesn't mean he's obligated to use it.
XP on the verge of being unsupported? Where did you ever get that idea?

Added: Looks like XP's got 4 more years unless they extend it, which they have a history of doing.

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecyc...=en-gb&C2=1173

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Maine
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XP on the verge of being unsupported? Where did you ever get that idea?

Added: Looks like XP's got 4 more years unless they extend it, which they have a history of doing.

Microsoft Support Lifecycle
I agree with Escape. Seriously, XP won't be unsupported for awhile, I mean, they were putting XP on BRAND NEW netbooks not six months ago.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Artane, Dublin
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And this is why I don't like technology...too many options...
Gimme a rotary phone and a leaded gas vehicle please
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