XP SP3 >Windows 7?

85 Tauren Druid
Basically, I have a really cheap laptop, that has Windows 7 on it. now i get roughly 15fps in org, 25-30 in wide open areas, and 8-12 in lfr, all on lowest specs possible. and I was wondering if I downgraded to windows xp, if it would help any? Now I'm pretty sure it wont, casue my cpu and gpu are junk, but it was just a thought and I was wondering if that's a possibility or not?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
It wouldn't, actually

Since you are hardware limited, changing OS won't really help.
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90 Troll Hunter
Your OS doesn't make much difference when it comes to performance. Maybe if your game is using some fancy DX11 stuff, but for a game like WoW it doesn't matter much at all.

Your framerate is bad because you have a really cheap laptop. You can try updating drivers, lowering all your graphics settings, and all that but at the end of the day you've still got cheap hardware.
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85 Tauren Druid
True True, alright thanks everyone. Guess it's time to update to bigger and better things :)
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90 Human Death Knight
On a side note, desktops are better for gaming in general because you are not limited in the hardware you can use. And it's cheaper and easier to upgrade a desktop than to buy a brand new laptop.
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90 Troll Druid
Typically the newest operating system will result in the fastest possible performance, though as others have said it is negligible for WoW.
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