superjawes wrote:Upgrading to 7 with only 2GB RAM was probably not a good idea. I think that is the bare minimum required to run Windows 7, and I think at least 4 GB is recommended.
You probably don't want to revert back to XP because there won't be any more support, so see if you can upgrade your RAM.
bthylafh wrote:32-bit Win7 should run adequately on 2GB of RAM.
I think you'd get better results if you back up your data and do a clean reinstall of 32-bit Win7. Upgrading from previous versions of Windows can leave junk that slows your machine down and/or impacts stability.
just brew it! wrote:You really don't want to go back to windows XP professional free download full version now. XP no longer receives security updates.
Upgrading your disk to a SSD would help with the performance a lot. Upping the RAM as superjawes suggested would probably help some as well bootable usb.
This late in Windows 7's life cycle you would've probably been better off going straight to Windows 10.
Assuming you stick with Windows 7, for security you'll want to install Microsoft Security Essentials; it's a free download from Microsoft. (If you upgrade to Windows 10 security software is included in the base OS.)
The Egg wrote:
harrison77 wrote:Upgrading Harddisk to SSD is better or upgrading Ram? What about Microsoft Security Essentials isn't it resource intensive
I.S.T. wrote:I know Windows Vista got a massive improvement when I moved from 2 gigs to 4 gigs back in the day. I had a Pentium Dual-Core 2160 or 2180(I forget the exact model number) at the time.
The Egg wrote:To the original poster: RAM is pretty cheap, so I would try to do both 4GB (or even 8GB) plus an inexpensive SSD. If you have 4GB or more use 64-bit, if you have 2GB use 32-bit.
harrison77 wrote:It's Dual Core 2 GB Ram 120 GB Hard disk