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Would XP be best for this computer?

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It is an old Dell Latitude D630 with 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB ram, 80GB HDD. All I want is to run some games, Firefox, Office 07, and some older virtualization programs like VMWare 10.

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vitual box will be lighter.

Windows XP should fly on your pc

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To save more space i think following software will be nice::

SumatraPDF:: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/SumatraPDF.shtml

it is lighter than adobereader also faster than that

ImgBurn:: http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/ImgBurn.shtml

Lighter than nero , uses very less system resoarce

Firefox :: https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl#q=firefox+softpedia

if you like Crome it is better to go it now as they will not provide updates in future

Also you can try this browser it is almost like crome

vivaldi :: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Vivaldi.shtml

Cromium opensoarce :: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Google-Chrome-Chromium.shtml

klite mega codec pack :: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/KLite-Mega-Codec-Pack.shtml

for playing audio video

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It is better to create a nlited disc with all updates for installation

my recommended update packs::

XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20160209

[Addon] XPSP3 QFE POSReady Updates 20160209

[Addon] Internet Explorer 8 for 32-bit XP 1.5.17

Vista Compability Mode Gaming Edition

only if you want better compability

all visual c/ vbruntimes :: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=134739#134739

[Addon][unofficialupdate]MsftEditv4.1(5.41.21.2512)

[Release] Kels' Runtimes v8.8

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you can run win7 too, but RAM is issue, the only thing you can is make page file bigger

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