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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

03 Oct 2009   #101
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

I have Win7 RTM running like a charm on a 7 year old system with these specs:
Athlon XP 2400+, ASUS A7N266-VM (nforce 1st gen), 64MB Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro, 640MB RAM


I even downgraded the processor to a Duron 1.2Ghz, removed the AGP card and made it run on the on-board Geforce2 MX and it still worked, although Aero took a hit.

Win7 actually runs better than XP ever did on my 5 year old Thinkpad T42 - Pentium-M 1.8Ghz, 32MB Mobility Radeon 9000 & 1GB RAM


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03 Oct 2009   #102
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Nice work gforce23

Welcome to the " Dinosaurs Club ! "
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03 Oct 2009   #103
Buddy Kidd

 

Has anyone had any luck installing Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite M45 series?
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03 Oct 2009   #104
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Nice work gforce23

Welcome to the " Dinosaurs Club ! "
LOL not yet. Next week, I'm rebuilding a stone age PC (Pentium3 733, 256MB SD RAM, ATrend ATC7401 (Intel 810)) from parts that were strewn around the attic. My target's to get Win7 up and running on that baby.
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03 Oct 2009   #105
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I think 256KB Ram is probably too small to get W7 up and running on - AFAIK - unless its the "Starter edition" -- you can download the starter edition from Technet if you are a suscriber.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Oct 2009   #106
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

With 256KB of RAM you won't go that far
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03 Oct 2009   #107
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I still think hackerman1 hold the record back in June 2009

He beat me

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

" Doc "


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03 Oct 2009   #108
gregrocker

 
528 mb ram seems to be the cut off

Been running betas and now RC on 528mb HP 510 1.2ghz business laptop and Gateway 700S Pentium 4. Both run fine with Avast/Defender for web surfing, light multi tasking, video playing, etc. So our experience for almost a year with these two oldies is that 528 is almost definitely the RAM cutoff for Win7 .

Spent hours last winter vliting 7 to see if it could yield performance gains and there were none, since the magic of Win7 is that services are already set to triggers, plus these low resource machines will not run aero (or try) to begin with. Even running Basic vs. Ultimate isn't really necessary since Ultimate will default to Basic on such a machine. This adaptability has really impressed me that Win7 is a winner all the way down the product line, so completely adaptable that old machines used as doorstops during VISTA are now useable again running win7 Ultimate.

Just another reason why this is the greatest invention since the computer.
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03 Oct 2009   #109
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I still think hackerman1 hold the record back in June 2009

He beat me

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

" Doc "
and I thought my 2.0ghz celeron 512mb and 32mb builtin graphics would win ;(!
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04 Oct 2009   #110
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I think 256KB Ram is probably too small to get W7 up and running on - AFAIK - unless its the "Starter edition" -- you can download the starter edition from Technet if you are a suscriber.

Cheers
jimbo
If you're talking about the installation requirements, it's quite easy to bypass MSFT's system check.
Someone's installed Win7 on a Pentium-II Mobile 266Mhz and 64MB RAM as seen here:
06072009424.jpg - ImageHost.org

If that guy could do it, so can I.
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