Running a file server in a windows platform

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I have a windows 7 platform and wanted to host a file server so that I can share my files in the internet? Would I need a hardware upgrade? My machine is a 4Gb with a 3.0 ghz clock speed processor. What would be the minimum requirements for this server and how effective would the performance be with my specifications?

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Running a file server in a windows platform

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The major component affecting the performance of file server is the network connection speed, and also the disk access speed. Normally, 3.0 GHZ CPU with 4 GB ram is quite good for running Windows 7 and it will be ok for hosting a file server when the system is idle. However, the performance will be reduced when processing for example playing 3D games or using Photoshop etc.

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