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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

12 Jan 2009   #21
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

I'm running it on my 2004 Dell 8400. Granted, I've upgraded some of the components along the way, but the main parts of the system (mobo and processor) remain unchanged.

2GB of RAM
P4 3.00 GHz HT
ATI HD3450 (originally X800)

System runs splendidly, MUCH better than Vista did.




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12 Jan 2009   #22
MrUnderhill

Windows 7 build 7000 x64
 
 

Hey there, I'm running just fine on an Athalon 64 2000+ mated to an Asus K8V Deluxe mobo with an Nvidea 6800 agp. There is nothing usless about thiat system, just feed it a fair helping of pc2400 and you'd be surprised at what it'd be willing to do for You.

I'v also fed 7 to a P-3 2300mhz with just 500mb ram and a 20 gig hd. It's an old dell optiplex, and I had to borrow a dvd to put 7 on it. Once there though it is now happy as a clam and running better than it ever did on XP, or Ubuntu.
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12 Jan 2009   #23
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrUnderhill View Post
I'v also fed 7 to a P-3 2300mhz with just 500mb ram and a 20 gig hd. It's an old dell optiplex, and I had to borrow a dvd to put 7 on it. Once there though it is now happy as a clam and running better than it ever did on XP, or Ubuntu.

now that is feat by itself....

thanks for letting us now.....
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12 Jan 2009   #24
mSeliga

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Well....1.0 isn't...to bad.


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12 Jan 2009   #25
Emcee

7 Professional x64 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mSeliga View Post
Well....1.0 isn't...to bad.
Heh heh...if by "isn't too bad" you mean "couldn't have been worse," then yeah, it isn't too bad.
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12 Jan 2009   #26
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

well as long as its as faster than vista id say that it aint so bad....lol
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12 Jan 2009   #27
mSeliga

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emcee View Post
Heh heh...if by "isn't too bad" you mean "couldn't have been worse," then yeah, it isn't too bad.
It could have all been 1.0s

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well as long as its as faster than vista id say that it aint so bad....lol
It's actually a tad faster than XP was. Unfortunately the drivers are all way old and I doubt new ones will be made. It does what I need it to, which is get on the internet and type word docs.
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12 Jan 2009   #28
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drxthirst View Post
I'm installing it on this computer now:

3.0ghz Pentium 4 w/Hyper Threading
1GB DDR2 RAM
120GB HDD
256mb ATI Radeon x1300 Series GFX Card.
I have a similar PC except it has Intel 915g Chipset. It's running fine so far. One thing I do like is I installed over XP, not upgrade but "custom install" and it saved my files. I made an image backup in case this didn't work but it's nice to be able to get at the files I didn't bother to copy over the network.
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12 Jan 2009   #29
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

If W7 can run this good on old machines with low specs, maybe the netbook makers wont be afraid to use W7.

(100th post! )
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15 Jan 2009   #30
Simba7

Windows 7 (Build 7600-16385)
 
 

I'm running W7 on an old Dell Latitude C610 with a 1.2GHz P3, 1GB RAM, 40GB HDD, and a 16mb Mobility Radeon M5.

Works pretty good. Ya, I got a 1.0, but it's using 320MB of RAM. I tried Vista on this and it was using around 450MB on a fresh install.

This is the following:
Processor: 1.8
Memory: 1.8
Graphics and Gaming Graphics: 1.0
Primary Hard Disk: 1.9

I'm going to try out some ol' XP drivers, but it *might* bluescreen the 'book. Still.. Not bad..

EDIT: Yep.. The driver that was posted in "Mobility Radeon 7500" also works on this book (it has a 16MB Mobility Radeon M5). WEI throws a fit because of the driver, but who cares. It runs Solitaire smoothly and will try DVD playback later.

EDIT2: Well, going from Standby (closed laptop lid) to Active (opened up lid) took a whopping.. 1/4 of a second! Jeez. I can't wait for the final to come out!!


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