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R Russo Sep 09, 2012, 11:44pm EDT Report Abuse


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Meats_Of_Evil Sep 10, 2012, 12:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
Now this may surprise you but you'll actually save more money building a system from scratch and with current generation parts than upgrading that POS ... lol j/k :P

If you'd be so kind and post your budget so we may help you further... I will look at this thread again tomorrow since its kinda late and give you some recommendations. Also, what will you be doing with your PC, if gaming, what kind of games and at what resolution.

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R Russo Sep 10, 2012, 02:36am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
That POS cost nearly 2k. a similar unit using the latest socket count (2011?) and a
southbridge i7, Asus MOBO would start around $900.00 plus, plus, plus
ok, can you at least suggest a O/S since Microsoft abandoned the WinXP64?




Bob R

john albrich Sep 10, 2012, 03:50am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
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Just an FYI, re: Win7 versions Microsoft support plans
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77837/

Meats_Of_Evil Sep 10, 2012, 12:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

The good thing is, since Windows 7 you can use the same serial number for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You only have 1GB of Ram so you'll see no benefit of using the 64-bit version.

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Dr. Peaceful Sep 10, 2012, 04:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade

john albrich Sep 10, 2012, 07:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
Meats_Of_Evil said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
The good thing is, since Windows 7 you can use the same serial number for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You only have 1GB of Ram so you'll see no benefit of using the 64-bit version.


Re the referenced Newegg item number...keep in mind that if Microsoft holds to plan, The Win7 Home Premium support will end Jan 2015 (a bit over 2 years from now). Microsoft claims Win7 Professional (which also comes in 32 and 64bit flavors) will be supported until Jan 2020.

Major shift in Microsoft's Windows 7 Support Plan

Just reviewed the support chart, and apparently Microsoft has revised their support plans for Win7...once again revising their plans DOWNWARD and screwing the consumers/businesses.

It now looks like all Win7 editions get "full" support until 2015, and then ALL editions get only security update support until 2020.

edit:
per footnote 13 for the Wikipedia entry, this support change was made Feb2012. This post edited accordingly, and I will edit my original thread as well.

Meats_Of_Evil Sep 10, 2012, 10:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
I can see why for some that change is bad, but I don't see myself using Windows 7 on 2015, unless of course Microsoft goes down the crapper and develops even crappier OS's.

Still, thank you for the info john, this kind of information I only find it through you lol.

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Dr. Peaceful Sep 11, 2012, 12:18am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
john albrich said:
...Major shift in Microsoft's Windows 7 Support Plan

Just reviewed the support chart, and apparently Microsoft has revised their support plans for Win7...once again revising their plans DOWNWARD and screwing the consumers/businesses.

It now looks like all Win7 editions get "full" support until 2015, and then ALL editions get only security update support until 2020...

Well sucks for businesses that have upgraded to Win7 not long ago, when most just want to keep the same OS platform for as long as possible to save money. But don't think it will really hurt the consumers, except may be for tech heads like us. For countless times, I've seen other users' computers with hardly any Win updates, trailing way behind on critical patches. I highly doubt for users like that, they would really care about when M$ will stop supports, when they stopped support to their own OS's a long time ago. ;)

I guest what M$ are thinking: one, don't want to repeat the same dragged on and on support of WinXP (even needed to offer an XP VM mode in Win7); two, Win8 is mostly an improved version of Win7 for its desktop interface, so expect consumers and businesses to jump on board quickly due to the familiar interface. Hence don't want / need to retain the support longer.

kOrny Sep 11, 2012, 03:43am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade
It depends on the games you want to play. With a decent video card you'd be able to play some older games for sure.

R Russo Sep 16, 2012, 12:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A Real challenge for an "impossible" upgrade II
Ok, so what I have gathered out of all this is Vista is the way to go.
So, how about this, upgrading to 4GB finding a Graphics card compatable w/the above MoBo (if possible) and win 7
i guess at the end I would like to play some of the newer shoot-em ups dont care too much about HD
OR
do the 4gb upgrade and get winxp and be happy! and build a 2055 based unit later.

Thankd
Bob R



 

    
 
 

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