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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 on PC with less than 512MB ram.

19 Oct 2009   #11

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate

Although below the recommended specs, the alternate reason for not installing 7 (or vista) on a machine with less than 512MB RAM is because WinPE (the bootable installation environment) genereally requires 512mb to operate properly.

Thats not to say it wont work with less ram, but results are very mixed and unreliable.

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