PC World columnist, David Coursey, writes this week that the hassle of upgrading a Windows XP computer to Windows 7 isn’t worth the time and price. It pretty much mimics the exact advice I gave to Windows XP users when Vista came out 2 1/2 years ago.
Software developers build software for the future, so older computer simply cannot run the newer software as efficiently. Especially when talking about operating systems like Windows.
Bottom line: If you are happy with your current computer and configuration, KEEP IT. Don’t worry about the new Windows 7. If you are unhappy with your current system AND it was purchased within the past 2 years or less AND it has 3 GB of RAM or more, then an upgrade will be worth it. All others, buy a new system with Windows 7 pre-installed.
Here’s the article from David Coursey: