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Windows 7 includes many new features that were not included in XP. Also it supports the newest hardware and can deal with more system memory.
Physical memory limits for Windows XP versions:
Windows XP Starter 32Bit: 512MB
Windowa XP other Versions 32Bit: 4GB
Windows XP 64Bit: 128GB
Physical memory limits for Windows 7 versions:
Windows 7 Starter 32Bit: 2GB
Windowa 7 other Versions 32Bit: 4GB
Windows 7 Home Basic 64Bit: 8GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit: 16GB
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit: 192GB
Windows 7 Enterprise 64Bit: 192GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit: 192GB
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LOSE7, as I call it, sucks, plain and simple. You cannot use most of your older software in it, do not believe them about the "virtual machines" they're a joke. I use a dual boot system XP and LOSE7, so sometimes I need the crunching power of a 64 bit system, which mine is, and I can still get ALL my software to run in XP using a 32 bit OS - long story, basically XP 64bit has too few drivers to support most software.
So, if you have all new stuff, get LOSE7; if a lot of old stuff, stick with XP.
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