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Windows 7: Would Windows 7 run on an old Dell Latitude C400?

28 Jul 2010   #1
Grubish360

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Would Windows 7 run on an old Dell Latitude C400?

My friend acquired an old Dell C400. I was suggesting that he put Windows 7 on it, but would that even run? I know I installed Windows 7 on my old Toshiba Satellite that is 8 years old.


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28 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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Try this and be sure.

It probably would not be advisable.
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29 Jul 2010   #3
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tried it on a D600 (next generation, 14.1" vs. the 12" on the 400 line), no drivers for some of the devices. It was a PAIN to get working and I never was able to get better than 800x400 on standard VGA graphics drivers.
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29 Jul 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It can be made to work, though it's not very easy. I found a thread with some steps you can take to get your Dell C400 to work with Windows 7. Hope it helps.

Dell c400 Video driver issues...
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30 Jul 2010   #5
Grubish360

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help everyone.
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30 Jul 2010   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

wouldnt it be really slow though cause the least amount of ram is a gig and the cpu has to be atleast a 2.3 ghz
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30 Jul 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
the cpu has to be atleast a 2.3 ghz
No. The minimum requirements reported by MS is 1GHz, and I've read reports by guys running it on an old ~600MHz Pentium 3 processor.
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30 Jul 2010   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well if that is the case why did ms say this i think maybe even the employees lack knowledge of thiere own product lol maybe i thinking to run in 64 bit
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30 Jul 2010   #9
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

That might be their recommendation or something. Also, I run it on a 2.00GHz dual-core and it runs amazingly on it.
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