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Windows 7: Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

06 Jun 2009   #21
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akash3656 View Post
USB boot? May not be possible on old computers... ALTHOUGH MS says minimum RAM is 1 GB, 7 can actually BOOT up with only 100 MB RAM(RC stage and tested in Virtualbox!)... But the RAM is STILL low, but if you want to give it a spin, take out an IDE DVD reader/burner connect it up AND BOOM! 7! but the graphic card drivers may not be available which will cause annoying lags... BUT 4 testing y not. and make sure you have enough HD space... My old comp (Pentium 2) only has 5 GB HD... no 7 there... coz no space
Hey, you kidding me? Pentium 2 is NOT compatible with Win7. You need Pentium 4 or higher. And Win7 might work for you in your VPC because it's virtual. Win7 at least needs 300 MB of RAM or so...I've seen it somewhere....and Win7 32bit takes up ONLY 6 GB of HDD Space!!

EDIT: Just learnt that Windows Se7en can run on P3


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06 Jun 2009   #22
DocBrown

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

@ The Cool Guy,

On page 1 is my screen shot of my Pentium III that I installed Build 7127. It runs but slowly. 40gb HD.
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06 Jun 2009   #23
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
@ The Cool Guy,

On page 1 is my screen shot of my Pentium III that I installed Build 7127. It runs but slowly. 40gb HD.
Maybe it can run on P3, but are you sure it can run on P2? That's extremely low isn't it?
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06 Jun 2009   #24
DocBrown

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

I'll try this weekend as I dig through 120 old computers in my JUNK Room
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06 Jun 2009   #25
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
I'll try this weekend as I dig through 120 old computers in my JUNK Room
Wow, that's a lot of junk, Doc. Well, I don't think it would run on P2....well good luck, let my wishes be with you and your junk lol...
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06 Jun 2009   #26
freezepop

Windows 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

I have a Pentium 3 with 663 MHZ (extreme edition)
320 MB of ram
400 gig HDD + 40 gig HDD (only thing that is special)
ATI Radeon with 64 mb of gfx
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I tried installing the starter edition of Win 7....major FAIL lol...it was slower than XP is currently which is by far very slow....It took approx 30 mins to open a file
I got Dino-pwnd but it was worth the try
I was 9 years overdue for an upgrade....I recently got my new parts
so now it's much better ^_^

basically went from a public bathroom to a Royal executive's restroom (this is the only analogy I was able to come up with to explain the difference)
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06 Jun 2009   #27
DocBrown

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

Alive from the Past and into the Future with Doc Brown

A Dual Pent-II puter 400mhz, 512mb ram, 40 gb HD

Running Win_7 x32 Build 7201

Who said it could not be done ???

This is not PhotoShopped..... It's real on a thrift store puter


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06 Jun 2009   #28
freezepop

Windows 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
Alive from the Past and into the Future with Doc Brown

A Dual Pent-II puter 400mhz, 512mb ram, 40 gb HD

Running Win_7 x32 Build 7201

Who said it could not be done ???

This is not PhotoShopped..... It's real on a thrift store puter
Your on crack man lol.....but the 512 mb ram probably helped out a lot
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06 Jun 2009   #29
DocBrown

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

" Doc " is not on crack. He has been Committed !

Too many experiments on Old Computers


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06 Jun 2009   #30
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Ok,

New Idea!

Lets See who can get W7 RC 7100 running on the oldest computer!.

Must Be Below P4 and 1gb ram
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