Best OS for really old PC

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    Windows 10, Windows 7, Linux Mint 17.3

    djdelarosa25 said:
    Is there really such a difference between 7 and 10's memory usage?
    Wasn't this same issue blown out of all proportion and then debunked when XP was replaced by Vista? Windows since Vista will use spare RAM to make the system faster and more responsive, then relinquish it to apps/games as they are launched. Merely seeing more RAM used when the desktop loads vs the previous iteration is no indication of how efficient the overall memory performance is? If you have the RAM installed it is rational for the OS to use it as much as possible until something else needs it.

    Have you tried unpinning and un-installing the bloat from the start menu? I've not used 10 for long, but my early impressions are that it can be made tolerable with rearrangement, even if some of it seems clumsy vs 7. DX12 being Windows 10 exclusive is the main reason I'm using 10 now.

    djdelarosa25 said:
    32-bit or 64-bit on 4GB of RAM?
    I'm sticking with what I've said before in the thread, 64 bit. If 32 bit has a performance advantage in some circumstances that advantage is small and infrequent. 64 bit native software may see big performance gains. Ask yourself: what are you going to be using that isn't available in 64 bit? What apps/games are you using often that are known to be significantly faster on a 32 bit OS?
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    Windows 10 Home Single Language
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the suggestions! Will be going for 4GB of RAM and Windows 7 x64.
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  3. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 pro

    I have a dell latitude e6410 i5 2.67 processor, 4gb of ram and a 250gb hd. I got it running windows 7 ultimate and the night I got it installed windows 10 pro on it and it runs windows 10 pro perfect. seems faster than any machine I have played with running windows 7. windows 10 seems more stable as well
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    Mac OS Catalina

    djdelarosa25 said:
    Thanks for the suggestions! Will be going for 4GB of RAM and Windows 7 x64.
    Just install Windows 10x64. It will work just fine.

    Linux Mint 17.3x64 will also run on it just fine. Just because the machine is around 6 years of age, does not make it suddenly an antique.

    The only laptop that I run Puppy Linux on, is a Toshiba Satellite that is around 20 years old. That is because it slowed down with Windows XP SP3 on it. Mainly used for testing purposes.
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