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(Solved) - win7 profess w/older XP system

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Davemars
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Advice please? Is it worthwhile to upgrade an XP, Pent 4,3.2Ghz, 2G memory Sony with Win7 Professional 32bit? I know this is a judgment call but I want to edit some photos and movies so need input. 2G is the max memory the motherboard will take.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Davemars,
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The CPU is OK. Might even be an old Dual Core that runs hot and fast............... :) :)
2 Gig is a bit "shy" on memory. Would check MB spec against memory upgrades available now.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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Davemars
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Thanks, Rick. Max memory is 2G per Sony and motherboard configuration, so I am stuck unless there is a workaround.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Davemars,
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Well, load in XP3, configure to run in Pure Classic Mode plus Built in Administrator Mode and use Plenty of Registry Tricks.
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The old machine should still perform like "lighting".
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Configure it right and it will make Win7 seem like a slow turtle. (lol) (lol)
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Best Regards,
Rick P.

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Davemars
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Rick, If you have a moment give me an example of a couple of registry tricks that you indicated.. thanks
Dave

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Davemars,
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These sites are great ones to just start with. :) ;)
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/supertweaks.htm
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/windows/
Search for Howtos in box following logout at top.
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Happy Tweaking,
Rick P.

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Davemars
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Thanks for everything. The blackviper site has some great tweaks, which I will use. I'm at Scottsdale; you in Phoenix?

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