Thursday, September 18, 2014 by kona0197 | Discussion: Personal Computing
So I have a choice here. And I need some advice as I have found you all here to be the best when it comes to these things.
Basically I am having a hard time choosing what Windows system to use.
Let me start by saying I have a Pentium dual core CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and onboard video, and a 120 GB hard drive. Nothing fancy or powerful.
My options are:
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
* Windows 8
Now here are the reasons for the choice I am trying to make:
* Windows Vista - The computer came with Vista, since I have owned it I have ran other operating systems. I have changed the CPU and motherboard. The biggest thing here is that I have a legal copy of Vista and a COA sticker on the computer. And top all of that with the fact that Vista runs quicker than snot on this setup. The downside is that Vista will not be supported much longer, a few years.
* Windows 7 - 7 runs so so on this setup, a bit slow sometimes. Problem is that I don't have a copy of 7 nor a COA for 7 in the house. So I really don't have any options with 7 other than to buy a key, and that is not an option right now. However, I like 7, when I have a machine that can run it.
* Windows 8 - I have a copy of 8 that a friend gave me as a gift. However, it runs so slow on this machine. And the whole Windows 8 look and feel is crazy weird, but it works to a point. 8 is supposed to use system resources better than 7, but that has not been my experience.
And keep in mind hard drive space. Vista has the smallest footprint. 7 and 8 take up almost 20+ GB when installed with all the updates installed.
So, what would you do? I'm currently running Vista. Maybe I should run Vista until I can afford a new machine or an upgrade?
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