[QUOTE=SG;2572615]This is a Vista capable machine - 1.8GHz core 2 Dual processsor, 2GB DDR2 RAM, so I assume it is also 7 capable. I prefer XP over 7 as I know where everything is and 7 doesn’t have anything that I want.
BUT… so often I get my PC slowing down, saying that 70% or so is ‘system idle process’ - I put this down to poor CPU management by the OS, so in that respect is 7 a better bet?[/QUOTE]
Can you be more specific as to the motherboard and CPU and what your hardware setup is? What is doing the 70%? You didn’t tell us that part? I have installed W7 on XP and Vista machine without much problem what you need to do is have enough HDD and more ram then 2G but that will depend on with O/S of 7 your using x86 or x64?? XP is getting old and 7 does alot better in power management especially in laptops. So unless you have updates all your7 updates there could be some kinda O/S updating issues as well. The only time I see slow down on my W7ultX64 desktop is when I run x64 and x86 multiple programs then I see slow down and sometime - Not Repsonding - boxes. Otherwise a reboot helps to clean up the memory and help with computer responses.