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Windows 7: Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

14 Jan 2010   #111

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Haha wow, i don't know what is more shocking people running it on these systems or the fact that they say it runs smoother than XP I remember when i was having second thoughts about getting a copy for my dads laptop, Celeron 1.4ish, 512mb (upgraded to 1.5), crappy intel GMA.

MS really hit a Home Run with 7.

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14 Jan 2010   #112

Windows 7 32 bit build 7600
 
 

There's a computer that I want to install Win 7 on but it doesn't have enough RAM.

Intel 2.0 GHz
30 Gig hard drive
200 MB RAM
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15 Jan 2010   #113

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starfox444 View Post
There's a computer that I want to install Win 7 on but it doesn't have enough RAM.

Intel 2.0 GHz
30 Gig hard drive
200 MB RAM

Find out the Brand & Model of the motherboard & what type Ram it takes & how much Max Ram the MB will hold. Then check out where you can get more Ram at a good price. The CPU should be ok, HD could be a little larger or just add a second HD for storage.


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16 Jan 2010   #114

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

How bout that oldest machine with full Aero tranparency along with thumb previews. I had to install a Geforce 6200 into my old P4 1.7GHz machine to get the Aero working. This machine is part of my Homegroup and all file sharing and streaming options work perfectly.

It was a fine line between full HD functionality and the power supply limitation of only 250watts. The 6200 only requires a 250watt power supply which is exactly what this old compaq has. My WEI score went from a 1.0 to 2.0 which allowed for full Aero functionality using the Geforce 96.85 drivers. After the driver install Windows update automatically installed the Nvidia control panel.

The Geforce 6200 was 45 bucks with free shipping from HongKong. The picture quality and movie playback improved dramatically also. Between Win 7 ultimate and the new 6200 this old machine has new life in it and it works very well for me as my new Garage computer. Doesn't everyone have a Garage computer?


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02 Mar 2010   #115

 

Just got win 7 to load on a Dell Latitude D600 (circa 2003) with only 256MB ram and a 1.6-GHz Pentium M
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02 Mar 2010   #116

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

Windows 7 runs on a P2 with 266MHz CPU, 96MB RAM & 4Mb graphic card !

i have done 3 tests: 2 successful...
1. 128 MB RAM
2. 96 MB ram

take a look at the screenshots...

on my third test with 64 MB i got some errormessages about "insufficient memory", then it rebooted...

i also have a P1 with 166Mhz CPU & 1MB Graphic card, without the powersupply-unit, as i have used it for some test on another PC.

if i can find the Powersupply-unit, im going to test the P1 tomorrow...
YAY! great stuff mate
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31 Mar 2010   #117

Win7 Ultimate on my old Intellistation 6889 w/ dvd drive
 
 
Got Final 7600 Running!

Got Windows 7 ultimate 7600 final running faster than xp on my oldest system (look at specs)!!! Will send screenshot! WITH AERO!!!
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01 Apr 2010   #118

windows xp sp2
 
 

@ janno,it work but i kept getting bsod with my radeon 128mb cos there where no drivers for it,am now back to xp,thinking of trying it again with a geforce fx 5500 256 and see if it can run aero,will keep u posted.
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01 Apr 2010   #119

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I have a Dell, original windows 98, Pentium3, 1 GB. I use it as a music server.
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04 Apr 2010   #120

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

thanks hybridfan.

however, those test were with Windows 7-RC.
Windows 7-Professional (RTM-version) for some reason needs 160 MB.

it might run on less, but i have no RAMs to combine to get something between 128 & 160 MB.
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