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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 on Computer with Less than 512MB RAM

30 Jul 2011   #20
kapaul

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
windows 7

Hello everybody! I followed step by step the tutorial and I used the same tools like in tutorial, but when I wanted to install OS in the virtual machine, at "setup is preparing" it`s says "install.wim does not exist". I have a small netbook and I want to install windows 7 on it. It has only 500MB memory. How can I do that, can you tell me? Thank you verry much.


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30 Jul 2011   #21
carlos7859

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/x86
 
 

I threw that laptop away and bought myself a new laptop (gateway) 4gb ram, 250gb hdd, 15.4 screen, wifi b/g/n, AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-60 works like a charm P.S. i tried the tutorial and it didn't work so i just got tired and got this one
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15 Apr 2012   #22
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Have a tut for Windows 8?. Quite weirdly, someone is asking me how to bypass the limit in Windows 8 with a 312mb system.
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15 Apr 2012   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ken,

If that's all they have, then it would not be recommended to install Windows 8 on it. If it was even able to run on it, it would only run like snail anyways. Time for an upgrade.
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15 Apr 2012   #24
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ken,

If that's all they have, then it would not be recommended to install Windows 8 on it. If it was even able to run on it, it would only run like snail anyways. Time for an upgrade.
I assume that's just their old PC, not their current one. Obviously because that would be too bizarre.
Unreal RAM size
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16 Apr 2012   #25
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ken,

If that's all they have, then it would not be recommended to install Windows 8 on it. If it was even able to run on it, it would only run like snail anyways. Time for an upgrade.
I have no idea Shawn, but now he did get to run it.
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16 Apr 2012   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, but it will be slow.
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14 May 2012   #27
Majestic One

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

crap, man... my winsetup.dll doesn't have the string mentioned above.

I have the ALL-IN-ONE disk with both x32 & x64 stuff could this be the issue? anybody have a solution for me?

i am googling my butt off before i post this, but it seems as simple as pie, some people even report modifying a vista brand dll with success.

me - i crap out of luck over here, i am going to google some more before i post...

there is NO way of pinning a keyword set to this issue, there is too many floods of how to do what this very tutorial says, that number string is VERY popular.

Thank you all in advance as usual

-=UPDATE=-
I just downloaded a Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and SAME problem.
no matching string code of 77 07 3D 78 01.
MAN... what gives here?
anyone???

i even downloaded this file:
** REMOVED **

-=UPDATE #2=-
I just tried the link above and there is NO SUCH STRING in that file either.
man I am about to give UP!!!
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14 May 2012   #28
Majestic One

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

really???

like that huh.

well i have given up on this idea, and some of my other ideas regarding this issues related and non.

i boggled my brain until 5:30 this morning to NO avail... and there is NOTHING i can't figure out with the help of
a] google
b] keyword of issue/thing related.

10-04, over & out.
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30 Aug 2013   #29
tobias1966

Windows 7
 
 

I just read the thread.

If you have access to a second computer with at least 512MB RAM there is a much quicker/simpler solution:

1. Put your disk into the second computer and start the installation from the DVD as normal.

2. At the FIRST reboot, stop the computer BEFORE it starts again, remove the disk and put it back into your first computer.

3. Start your computer and it should continue the installation as normal.

The first part of the Windows installation before the first reboot just prepares the disk and copies the files to the disk. The computer specific configuration takes place after reboot. This should work with Vista, 7 and 8 as well as the corresponding server versions.

I also use this trick to install on computers without a DVD-drive.
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