On 1 GB XP runs fine (as fine as it can with such a processor) and Vista runs slower. Indeed. But I doubt if such a machine is worth the investment of a new retail license for XP.
Just brought a second user laptop of ebay Compaq 6720's , 1gb ram, Intel Celeron 1.73ghz 1core processor. 65gb HD.
It;s had a fresh install of vista home additon 32 bit but still running slow, would i be better off moving over to xp?