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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

09 Nov 2009   #151
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greggogg View Post
Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7:

32bit 64bit

Processor: 1 GHz 32-bit processor 1 GHz 64-bit processor
Memory (RAM):1 GB of RAM 2 GB of RAM
Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 (For Aero)
HDD free space:
16 GB of available disk space 20 GB of available disk space
Optical drive: DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)
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11 Nov 2009   #152
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greggogg View Post
Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7:

32bit 64bit

Processor: 1 GHz 32-bit processor 1 GHz 64-bit processor
Memory (RAM):1 GB of RAM 2 GB of RAM
Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 (For Aero)
HDD free space:
16 GB of available disk space 20 GB of available disk space
Optical drive: DVD drive (only to install from DVD/CD Media)
<--- What a buzz killer!

greggogg, this thread is devoted to running Win7 on machines that are far below the specs for it, yet in most cases Win7 runs faster than XP ever thought about!
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20 Nov 2009   #153
wahoobob

windows7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wahoobob View Post
I am running on a 5 year old Thinkpad - Lots of help is available at Windows 7 Launch - lenovo community for IBM and lenovo machines.
Just to update... I have installed all the Lenovo updates and this T42p with 2 gig ram and 160 gig hd is running great and everything works as it should. If you have 5 year old 42 or later, have no fear...
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06 Dec 2009   #154
laks

Win XP
 
 

hey guys i'm new on here.
i'm thinking to install Windows 7 on my Dell D410 (processor 2.0ghz, 2gb ram, 128mb intel video GM915, 60gb hd)
is there any sense of doing this? Is it quicker than win xp and what battery thinks about it?

i'm sorry about my bad english.

Laks
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06 Dec 2009   #155
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laks View Post
hey guys i'm new on here.
i'm thinking to install Windows 7 on my Dell D410 (processor 2.0ghz, 2gb ram, 128mb intel video GM915, 60gb hd)
is there any sense of doing this? Is it quicker than win xp and what battery thinks about it?

i'm sorry about my bad english.

Laks
Hello laks, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! And you English is not that bad.

The only way to know for sure is to try it. I would recommend to you to make a complete backup of your current system and then install 7 and try it out.

The only issue I can see with your old Dell is that you will need this video driver:

; Installation inf for the Intel Corporation graphics adapter.

[Version]
Signature="$WINDOWS NT$"
Provider=%Intel%
ClassGUID={4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class=Display
DriverVer=08/01/2006,6.14.10.4656

If you have a Vista install DVD you could get the driver from there. Here is another place to get it:

Graphic driver - Dell D505

Please let us know if we can help.

Cheers!
Robert
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06 Dec 2009   #156
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

That has 855GM video. The best place to get the driver is here but unfortunately, the latest is only for XP.

It will not work well with Aero or very well at all on 7.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...troller+Family
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06 Dec 2009   #157
coppertrail

Windows XP Pro, Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Latitude D810

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laks View Post
hey guys i'm new on here.
i'm thinking to install Windows 7 on my Dell D410 (processor 2.0ghz, 2gb ram, 128mb intel video GM915, 60gb hd)
is there any sense of doing this? Is it quicker than win xp and what battery thinks about it?

i'm sorry about my bad english.

Laks
I'm running Win 7 on a Latitude D810 with just about indentical specs. Only hardware upgade I did was a new 320 GB 5400 RPM HDD. Other than the internal Mic not working, it runs great, probably as fast as XP. Go for it . . .
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06 Dec 2009   #158
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have tried to install seven home premium on an old Dell Dimension XPS T500, upgraded 1.4 GB celeron, 640 MB ram, 80 GB harddrive, ATi 8500 128MB AGP 2x video card and has a 440 BX motherboard. The installation goes good until the first reboot, then I get a disk read error must press ctrl alt del to restart. This happens every time I try to restart there after. I get this same error when I try to install Vista on this computer but XP Pro will install just fine and is what I`m using to post this message. If anyone has any ideas I would be glad to listen.
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06 Dec 2009   #159
gregrocker

 

Check the model's Support Downloads page for a BIOS revision. Compare to the current BIOS version given on first bootup screen or on BIOS setup page accessed by F-key given on first bootup screen.

Disk read is normally DVD burn or ISO but since its happening with Vista DVD, too, then it is BIOS or settings.

Are you booting from the DVD and doing a formatted install? XP's formatting is slightly different.
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07 Dec 2009   #160
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Check the model's Support Downloads page for a BIOS revision. Compare to the current BIOS version given on first bootup screen or on BIOS setup page accessed by F-key given on first bootup screen.

Disk read is normally DVD burn or ISO but since its happening with Vista DVD, too, then it is BIOS or settings.

Are you booting from the DVD and doing a formatted install? XP's formatting is slightly different.
Yes, I`m booting from the DVD and formatting during install. I was wondering if the read error was for the DVD drive and I guess that I could change out the drive itself and see if it makes any difference.

I did the BIOS upgrade years ago and I believe it is the last one from Dell but I will double check on that. I have changed some setting in BIOS but so far nothing has helped with this error.

So far I`ve tried to install using a full retail version and a upgrade version of Windows 7 HP, and Vista was on a Dell supplied disc.

Thanks for your input.
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