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19 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Installing windows 7 on PC with less than 512MB ram.

the titles says it all
i tried to install windows 7 32bit from a usb key, i got to the installation
but i couldn't proceed because i got a message saying 512MB is the minimum required and i have 360MB.

i saw some people on the web installed it on 128Mb and less so i'm guessing there's a work around for this issue...

kind regards for you help

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19 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Our local GURU will be with you momentarily....
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19 Oct 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Tried this?

Install Windows 7 on Computer with Less than 512MB RAM

Although I certainly wouldn't recommend running Windows 7 on any computer with less than 1GB of RAM.
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19 Oct 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This is the type of challenge that Doc lives for...
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19 Oct 2009   #5

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

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19 Oct 2009   #6

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

Is the Bios ACPI compatible ?
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19 Oct 2009   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx View Post
the titles says it all
i tried to install windows 7 32bit from a usb key, i got to the installation
but i couldn't proceed because i got a message saying 512MB is the minimum required and i have 360MB.

i saw some people on the web installed it on 128Mb and less so i'm guessing there's a work around for this issue...

kind regards for you help
It is not recommended to install it in less than 512MB RAM.
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19 Oct 2009   #8

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L.P. View Post
It is not recommended to install it in less than 512MB RAM.
When someone is in denial it doesn't matter what anyone else recommends.

I don't doubt that it's possible, but be prepared to do some serious tweaking if you want it to run without continuous disk thrashing.
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19 Oct 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L.P. View Post
It is not recommended to install it in less than 512MB RAM.
When someone is in denial it doesn't matter what anyone else recommends.

I don't doubt that it's possible, but be prepared to do some serious tweaking if you want it to run without continuous disk thrashing.
Exxactly!!
+1 to it!!!

Make sure you have back up of every thing and ready for the unexpected!
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19 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL relax guys this is just for fun it's not my personal computer
it's something i found lying here at work.
worst case scenario i'll install XP.
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