Best Windows OS for old PC?

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Best Windows OS for old PC?

Post by User » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:54 pm

What is the best windows OS for an old PC?
SPECS: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 2GB ram, SSD. Windows vista ran pretty well :D
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by SnakeEyes9922 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:57 pm

Due to Windows Vista really being a memory eater, I would recommend Windows 7. If your graphics are sluggish on Windows 7, you could just switch to the classic theme. I would tell you Windows XP, but it has no support without doing a workaround, so try to use Windows 7. :D
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by Doq » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:33 pm

I ran Server '08 R2 on a similarly-specced machine so I can vouch for Windows 7's performance.

However, if you're in a bind, Tiny7 is a thing.
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by FlamingApple » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 pm

User wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:54 pm
What is the best windows os for old pc?
SPECS: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 2GB ram, SSD. Windows vista runed pretty well :D
Use windows POSready 2009, It uses the Windows Xp theme so it should be fast and It is still supported until June of this year!
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:51 pm

Just use either Windows POSReady 2009 or Windows 7. Windows 8 and 10 aren't really that good for old computers, since they're too advanced.
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by TheCanadianToast » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:54 pm

FlamingApple wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Use windows POSready 2009, It uses the Windows Xp theme so it should be fast and It is still supported until June of this year!
Actually Windows Embedded POSReady2009 has extended support until April 9, 2019... Which is amazing though. :o :shock:
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by ShinyElGhosteo » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:47 pm

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:51 pm
Just use either Windows POSReady 2009 or Windows 7. Windows 8 and 10 aren't really that good for old computers, since they're too advanced.
8 is faster in some cases on XP hardware but the only thing I've tested it on were AMD 64 processors with 4gb of ram so it might not be true for older XP machines. It's worth a shot.
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:12 pm

FlamingApple wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 pm
User wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:54 pm
What is the best windows os for old pc?
SPECS: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 2GB ram, SSD. Windows vista runed pretty well :D
Use windows POSready 2009, It uses the Windows Xp theme so it should be fast and It is still supported until June of this year!
It's actually supported until April of 2019. Plus, you could still have security updates from POSReady2009 on XP if you still have it on this day and age. Even Michael (mjd) did a video on that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVs27ZENKo
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by FlamingApple » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:29 pm

TheCanadianToast wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:54 pm
FlamingApple wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Use windows POSready 2009, It uses the Windows Xp theme so it should be fast and It is still supported until June of this year!
Actually Windows Embedded POSReady2009 has extended support until April 9, 2019... Which is amazing though. :o :shock:
Oh, I was thinking of Windows Vista!
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Re: Best windows os for old pc?

Post by BooHooToYou » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:45 pm

FlamingApple wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 pm
User wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:54 pm
What is the best windows os for old pc?
SPECS: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 2GB ram, SSD. Windows vista runed pretty well :D
Use windows POSready 2009, It uses the Windows Xp theme so it should be fast and It is still supported until June of this year!
Actually, POSReady 2009 is supported until April 2019.
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