Performance of Windows® XP and Windows® 7
Do you want to learn about the performance of usage of Windows XP and Windows 7? Read on.
Windows based operating systems are extremely popular because of their simplicity and ease with which they can be used. There are many different types of Windows based operating systems, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows XP is a very popular operating system and Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows XP was the first operating system to have a graphical user interface and it has been carried forward to Windows 7 version as well. Windows XP is ideal for computer users with older hardware configurations but for all newer models of systems, it is highly recommended that Windows 7 should be installed. Even if your system is operating on Windows XP, Microsoft provides users with an option to upgrade the older Windows XP to the latest Windows 7.
Following points will give users more information regarding the features and performance of Windows XP and Windows 7:
- System requirements
Although, both Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems are good, Windows 7 has more features when compared to Windows XP. Windows 7 comes with features, such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, etc. All these features are apart from the standard tools that come with Windows XP, such as Disk Defragmenter, System Restore tool, etc.
Windows XP and Windows 7 have very different system requirements. Windows 7 requires 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit), 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit), DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver. For Windows XP, the system should have Intel Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended), at least 64 MB of RAM (128 MB is recommended), at least 1.5 GB of available space on the hard disk, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution.
Even though Windows 7 requires slightly higher hardware configuration than Windows XP, the performance that Windows 7 offers is far superior to that of Windows XP. This is because Windows 7 comes with the latest of drivers and Microsoft has also removed all the bugs and minor issues with Windows 7. Windows 7 can be even used for extensive multitasking purposes and ensure that you get optimum system performance.
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