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 I install Win7 64 on an old P4 PC?

3 Weeks Ago   #1
hatemf23

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit
 
 
Can I install Win7 64 on an old P4 PC?

I have an old desktop PC running on Pentium 4 + 4 GB RAM, I checked and this version of the processor does support 64bit OS. but what will be the impact of the Windows 7? can it handle it? the current Win XP is responsive enough except under heavy loads, can I expect something similar with Win 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
3 Weeks Ago   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If you can find Win 7 compatible drivers (Vista will work) then you can give it a go. But, if there are no compatible drivers, forget it. One specifically you will need is a Vista/Win 7 sound driver as the XP driver is not compatible.

With only 4GB of RAM you are better off installing the 32 bit version. The main use with a 64 bit is if you have more than 4GB of RAM. A 64 GB OS requires more basic memory than a 32 bit and thus you would have less for programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Totally agree with Fireberd. Install the 32 bits version.
If you have another HDD, replace the existing HDD to find out if Win 7 runs without any issues.
If it does, clone the drive to a 128G SSD and use the HDD for data.
I have one of this. PNY CS1311 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-120-RB-Newegg.com
So far so good
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

3 Weeks Ago   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course you can install W7 on a board running a P4, I`ve done it countless times.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can I install Win7 64 on an old P4 PC?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 install - fast copy/backup during install (harddisk failure)
Hi My laptop has two particitions, C and D. C seems to have quite some bad sectors. Ran chkdsk yesterday for whole day and it marked out some bad sectors. Now when I do fresh install to drive C, installation cannot complete. Once copying from DVD is over, I can pass the "starting windows"...
Installation & Setup
After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!
I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted. Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It...
Software
BSOD playing Guild Wars 2, recent SSD install and fresh install of W7
I just added a new SSD drive and installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Enterprise. I have had a previous driver issue with this system in the past. The amazing people on this site helped me work it out. Now for the life I just can't seem to sort it out again myself this time. I ran and uploaded the...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on fresh install when install updates, misc error codes
My system info is in my profile, installing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail. Attached is all of the report info. I have no idea what is going on. Whenever I try to install all of the Windows updates it blue screens. Then it will reboot, try to apply the updates, and blue screen again. I've run...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows 7 Install Disc fails to see hard disk after Ubuntu install
After I tried to make a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Windows now does not boot. I have tried to reinstall and repair the HDD but the disc fails to recognize my HDD (Western Digital Scorpio Black 500 GB). My HDD is Basic, has 3 primary partitions and 1 extended (3 logical)....
Installation & Setup
'Windows cannot install required files' on Flash disk install to SSD
Hi everyone I've built a brand new PC and decided that I would like to install windows 7 64 bit on my SSD, I got a disk+key from my university before christmas so that'd i'd be ready once i'd built it. I built the PC yesterday and realised that I'd left my external DVD drive at my university...
Installation & Setup


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 21:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App