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Windows 7: single boot on 1 40gb ide hdd of 2 40gb hdd's

27 Aug 2014   #1
amit pilaniya

windows 7
 
 
single boot on 1 40gb ide hdd of 2 40gb hdd's

is it possible to install windows 7 on 1 of the 2 40gb Hdd with RAM of total 640MB(512MB & 128MB), Processor of 2ghz

and if so then will it provide better performance.

pls reply with best suitable answers to above problem.


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27 Aug 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

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and if so then will it provide better performance.
Better performance than what?

A 40 GB hard drive is small for Windows 7 and is going to be confining. 640 MB RAM does not meet the minimum specified requirements for Windows 7. It would run but not well.

But even that assumes that drivers are available for the computer in question. With the limited information provided this is impossible to verify.

Windows 7 is not a good choice for such a computer.
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27 Aug 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Welcome to the forum.

Quote:
and if so then will it provide better performance.
Better performance than what?

A 40 GB hard drive is small for Windows 7 and is going to be confining. 640 MB RAM does not meet the minimum specified requirements for Windows 7. It would run but not well.

But even that assumes that drivers are available for the computer in question. With the limited information provided this is impossible to verify.

Windows 7 is not a good choice for such a computer.
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27 Aug 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The HDD is not the problem That can be managed. It's the RAM. This thing will run like molasses - if at all. For Windows 7 you need at least 2 GB of RAM.

For that configuration I suggest Mint Mate. Download it from here and at my OneDrive you find a set of tutorials on how to set it up (disregard chapter C).

Here is a video I made that gives you an idea how Mint Mate looks like.
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