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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:48
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:57
You can downgrade without losing files but you will lose all settings and programs.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:00
Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:07
Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:25
Ditto this, adding more memory will make a huge difference, it'll be much less swap-happy and overall a lot smoother. Even on older hardware I've had better results with 7 over XP when memory wasn't an issue. It's not a magical cure-all of course, slow systems are still slow, but getting squeezed by low memory conditions has a huge performance hit. If it's not doable then yea, I'd probably downgrade too, but it'll still be fairly pokey once you get to the desktop. Just open a browser and kiss whatever memory you had available goodbye. Also going to throw in the obligatory "XP's dead, don't do it" warning, just because. If it's just a web browser/etc.. might want to consider a lightweight Linux desktop if it's an option.
Putting XP on will help a little, but it will still be slow. If you do want to go the RAM upgrade route, you can disable Aero in Win7, which will probably help a bit.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 20:05
Okay. How do I downgrade then without losing files?