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Windows 7: slowest machine you've tried 7 on?

04 Jun 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
slowest machine you've tried 7 on?

i work for a very small company, and i've been using an old P3 with 256mb ram for more than a year now. i finally talked my boss into getting an upgrade. all i know is it's going to be a P4 with 1gb ram. they're putting XP on it, but boss says i can install whatever i want.

should i bother with Windows 7? all i use it for is web browsing (many sites i need to access use a lot of flash which my current machine can't handle) and basic MS Office stuff.

i know i won't get any sexy aero goodness, but as long as i have basic functionality, i'll be happy. anything but XP again!
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04 Jun 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i work for a very small company, and i've been using an old P3 with 256mb ram for more than a year now. i finally talked my boss into getting an upgrade. all i know is it's going to be a P4 with 1gb ram. they're putting XP on it, but boss says i can install whatever i want.

should i bother with Windows 7? all i use it for is web browsing (many sites i need to access use a lot of flash which my current machine can't handle) and basic MS Office stuff.

i know i won't get any sexy aero goodness, but as long as i have basic functionality, i'll be happy. anything but XP again!
Seven is really nice, and should run just fine on that machine. If you haven't used it yet, and you hated XP, then you will love seven!

I wanted to put it on my old laptop (pos thing barely works with XP on it) but it doesn't have a CD drive, and the attachable one wont boot from a DVD......

~Lordbob
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04 Jun 2009   #3
CanonGlas3

Windows 7 Ultimate [Windows Vista Home Premium]
 
 

My Dell Desktop xD
Dell Dimension E310
Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80ghz
2GB DDR-533mhz
410GB SATA-II [1x160 / 1x250gb]
nVIDIA GeForce 6200A 256MB
Sound Blaster X-Fi XGE
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04 Jun 2009   #4
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

I think it should run fine, its works great with a laptop my friend gave me with 512mb ram, to try install W7 on, i say its worth giving a shot
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05 Jun 2009   #5
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

well, i'm running RC1 at work now

my WEI is 2.6, but it runs Aero just fine! so far, my average workload is hovering around 60-65% of the machine's 1gb ram. i'm very impressed!
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05 Jun 2009   #6
herzeleid

Windows 7 7232b x64
 
 

Amd Athlon XP 2500+, 1.5 GB ddr-333, Geforce FX 5200
WEI 2.0
with some modifications aero works as well. It performs as decent as XP.
Even slightly more responsive in web and media player
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05 Jun 2009   #7
dw96

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
well, i'm running RC1 at work now
Good for you! Just for some advice, if the PC gets slow and sluggish, try the Windows 7 Basic or Windows Classic themes, they'll help. Also, XP can be made to look like anything! These days there are so many "transformation pack" programs out there it's even tough to find out which one is the best! Anyway, since you're saying you've got no problems with RC1 for now, consider the sentances you've just read (about XP) useless...
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05 Jun 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

garbanzo

Win 7 will run in 1gig (I have been doing it since win 7 beta) but it depends on what else you have to run on it. If you're running a big database for work it might stutter. But in my experience if it runs xp it will run win 7 with basic functionality. Some here has win 7 intalled on a 386 with 256 ram and does e-mail etc.

Good luck

Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #9
CanonGlas3

Windows 7 Ultimate [Windows Vista Home Premium]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CanonGlas3 View Post
My Dell Desktop xD
Dell Dimension E310
Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80ghz
2GB DDR-533mhz
410GB SATA-II [1x160 / 1x250gb]
nVIDIA GeForce 6200A 256MB
Sound Blaster X-Fi XGE
The only thing i notice is with Aero, my graphics driver crashes randomly. its annoying xD
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27 Jul 2009   #10
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

pentium 2 with 256+128mb ram it works
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