Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can my computer, Hp Vectra VL400, run Windows 7?

03 Sep 2014   #1
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Can my computer, Hp Vectra VL400, run Windows 7?

Ok, so i need to install Windows 7 to stress the processor.

Specs:
Model: HP Vectra VL400 DT
Processor: PIII ~866MHz
RAM: 1GB
Video: Intel 82815 graphics controller
Audio: Intel AC'97 integrated audio
Network: 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet controller.
HD: 40 GB WD IDE.

This computer comes from 1999-2000 era.
The graphics controller is MAX=1280x1024, 24bit colours.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Sep 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You might find the Link below Interesting ....


Windows 7 min. system requirements
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Sep 2014   #4
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I don't have an OS at the moment. When I got the computer, it ran Windows XP. Pretty good performance. Also, this computer has an DVD-RW drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #5
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Maxie!

I figured out, that it WILL work with Pentium 3.
But i'm saying about the graphics controller. 24 bit?!
Will I not get any BSOD's during install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #6
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
figured out, that it WILL work with Pentium 3.
But i'm saying about the graphics controller. 24 bit?!

"Windows 7" may install and work on your system but the graphics is not going to be supported."Intel 82815 graphics controller" will only work in "Standard VGA Adapter" mode and most probably videos will play like in slow motion pictures. You can try 7 on your PC just for fun but not for every day use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You won`t know until you try

Good Luck

You don`t need to install windows 7 to stress a cpu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes i would stick with xp ... You could try Compatibility mode for the Graphics ... Still it would be just to slow ..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #9
Hexagon12

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I am installing just for fun.
I think, that my processor in windows 7 system properties will look like this:
x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6

EDIT: R.I.P. Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

Be sure to right away after install go to Computer>Properties>Advanced Settings>Performance Settings to uncheck all animation, sliding, fading, dragging intact and Selection Rectangle. These are the real resource hogs that I edit out on all low-resource PC's to no noticeable effect.

Other tips and tricks to get and keep a perfect install are compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You'll not be able to Hibernate or Sleep with Standard VGA display driver. But you might be able to get the XP driver to install in XP SP3 Compatibility Mode which would resolve this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can my computer, Hp Vectra VL400, run Windows 7?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer won't recognize 5ghz router (computer has 5ghz), windows 7
My question is I have a computer with 2.4ghz as well as 5ghz, my router is a dual band 2.4 and 5ghz wireless n and no matter what I do my computer will not recognize the 5ghz network. Background info: I have read through many forums and tried many different solutions none of which seem to work....
Network & Sharing
Windows Activation Technologies, computer not running Genuine Windows.
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0): ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data--> Validation Code: 0x8004FE21 Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0 Windows Product Key: *****-*****-D3FF6-DBX4C-PMRVR Windows Product Key Hash: VueNuSXJuhxhHbk14QaOuTKTCxc= Windows Product ID:...
Windows Updates & Activation
One XP computer on network cannot access Windows 7 computer
I've got a total of six computers on my network - 2 running Windows 7 and 4 running XP. With the exception of one computer, all of the machines see each other on the network and can share files. One XP machine does not see the shared folders of my new Win 7 machine but does list it as a...
Network & Sharing
Windows Explorer - Control Panel and Computer windows empty on opening
Hi everyone! I am having a problem with Windows Explorer that upon opening the Computer window or the Control Panel, the screen is blank with 4 icons (Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup, and Computer) in the left pane. Windows gave me a notice about MS SkyDrive was causing a problem, but...
General Discussion
Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash
I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I...
BSOD Help and Support
Computer Broke - Windows 7 license on other computer?..
Hello! I bought and installed windows 7 on my laptop and it was activated.. The laptop broke when I dropped it (hardware failure) and I'm wondering if I can use the same windows 7 license on my other laptop?
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App