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  • I have a dell laptop vostro 1000 with 1g of ram however when I run the windows 7 upgrade advisor it says I only have 896 MB so I cant install windows 7.  Since I can't afford to upgrade the ram, my question is, which operating system should I install on this PC?  I own and have product keys for xp home, xp professional, Vista home premium, business, and ultimate.   I installed vista home premium and it is running slowly and I only have 42% of free disk space.  Should I keep this vista install, or should I just wipe it out and reinstall xp? I a m an IT student.  This laptop is my mothers and she just needs the following features, internet browsing, email, web cam, live chatting with skype, and saving pics.

    My second question is, this vostro 1000 pc has two 512 mb sticks of ram.  I have another dell vostro 1500 with two 1 GB sticks.  Is it possible to put 1 GB stick and 1 512 MB stick in each laptop?  So each would have 1 and 1/2 GM of ram?

    Monday, October 25, 2010 9:13 PM