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Windows 7: You wouldn't believe me if I told you!

17 Mar 2009   #1
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
You wouldn't believe me if I told you!

So I'll post a screenshot for proof.
-windows7.png
A picture speaks a thousand words...




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17 Mar 2009   #2
jtoolman

 
 

What am I looking for in your screen cap?
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17 Mar 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Probably the fact that he can post the shot at all on that hardware
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17 Mar 2009   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Look at his processor and amount of memory.
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17 Mar 2009   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

It must think it is doing the WEI for another machine ??
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17 Mar 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Peter,

That's pretty amazing, but how slow does it run?
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17 Mar 2009   #7
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd love to give some details with proof, but can't do that, so you'll have top take my word for it.

WEI is not available, and cannot be executed because there is a problem with "Write back caching" on the hard disk.

But performance wise, Windows 7 on an Athlon 1500 with 512MB ram is pretty snappy, and bloody amazing too, considering that Vista won't even install on the same hardware!
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17 Mar 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Peter, your word is good to me. Who would have thought it would run that well with those specs. This will be great news for those with older systems.
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17 Mar 2009   #9
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Peter, your word is good to me. Who would have thought it would run that well with those specs. This will be great news for those with older systems.
Thanks!

From a pure tech point of view, it would seem as though Microsoft has kept their promise. They said that 7 will have lesser overall requirements than Vista, and this is why I tested on the old Athlon 1500/512MB/20GB rig.

Now what I'd like to see are some similar tests from others, perhaps on a similar speed intel?
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17 Mar 2009   #10
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

"screenable is not usable"

I am still looking for a way to try an install of seven on a really old laptop I have (P3-650 - 192Mo ), but without DVD player and no USB boot ...
Curious to see how it can work on it(XP itself is really slow because of the ram amount and the odl HDD)


By the way the first time I've tried Vista that was on a AthlonXP 1800+ @ 2.4Ghz with 512Mo. Working fine.. not great but fine.
I've found that under 1.9Ghz for the CPU it became unsuable.
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