Here's the question. His current computer has Windows XP Home edition on it, but he does not have the installation CD. His son gave him this computer years ago and has apparently lost the CD.
So, with the purchase of the Pentium D computer, we need to get another OS. I've seen in local classified ads Windows XP Professional for as little as $40.00. However, I'm wondering if that's the best route to go now or should we actually consider Windows 7?
I am unsure how much longer Windows XP will continue to be supported by Microsoft and/or if a Pentium D computer will run Windows 7 just fine.
I've also seen in the local classifieds ads for Windows 7 for as little as $75, but mostly about $150 or so.
My father-in-law primarily uses the computer for email, web browsing (stocks), and genealogy work.
Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
Edited by konakula29er, 16 November 2009 - 05:15 PM.