Which To Do: Upgrade or Clean Install?

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Small Business currently running Windows XP Professional SP3 on the desktops. They are equipped with 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 CPUs, 1GB of system RAM, and 60GB hard disks, with 128MB NVidia Geforce FX5200FX video adapters. The company plans to set up a domain with centralized user administration, but for now they are operating on a workgroup. All company data is saved on a server computer which is backed up regularly. What hardware and software upgrades will need to be made? Is Windows 7 the best solution, versus an upgrade to Vista, then to 7 (which I think takes too many chances for transferring unwanted baggage)? What Microsoft server would be best? I appreciate the help.

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XP Pro SP3, 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 CPUs, 1GB of system RAM, and 60GB hard disks, with 128MB NVidia Geforce FX5200FX video adapters.

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  • jinteik
    i think for the pc's you still can use your windows xp. if you want to upgrade to win 7, it will be better to have at least 2gb of ram. as for server you can get any brand of servers depending on your budget and have windows 2008 installed on it so that you can create your AD
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