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    My computer just recently blue-screened on me. I think I know why too: there was a small power outage when my computer was installing updates. I can run it in safe-mode (typing this post on it right now) but every time I try to boot it normally it blue-screens (and sometimes when I try to boot in safe-mode it hangs on startup on agp440.sys, a graphics card error). Assuming it is my software and not my hardware, I want to try and install a new operating system and see if it works. I'm currently running Windows XP. Ideally I'd like to skip Vista and go straight to 7, but if my specs aren't high enough then I can settle for Vista (I've been running XP for a little over five years now). Here's my specs:



    Dell Optiplex GX270
    Pentium 4, 2.8GHz
    1.75 GB RAM
    40 GB HDD
    40 GB HDD (external)
    NVIDA GeForce 6200 (I believe 256 MB VRAM)
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    Everything else is default for the GX270



    So what are my options here? I guess I can try reinstalling XP, but I really think I'm due for a full-on upgrade.

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    Re: Best operating system for my computer

    windows xp.
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    you beat me...
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    Re: Best operating system for my computer

    Sad face... OK, let's pretend I tried to install Vista. How would that go? Would it run at all?
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    Re: Best operating system for my computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Emerald Lance View Post
    Sad face... OK, let's pretend I tried to install Vista. How would that go? Would it run at all?
    i personally dont recommend Vista, one of the worst OS ever (for me at least lol), also from my experience Vista is a memory hog, Windows XP is your best bet, to run smoothly without problems, at least that's what i would install with you specs.
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    i personally though windows me was the worst of them...

    did you try to do a system restore while in safe mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling Archer View Post
    i personally though windows me was the worst of them...
    If were taking the older OS into account then yeah i agree the Windows ME did suck, but i still think that Vista is not to great either. I personally always recommend XP or 7 depending on someone's specs.
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