Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

07 Dec 2009   #161
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
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.
I have an old Toshiba A55 Satellite 512MB with this chipset running 7 quite well (no Aero though).

This thread details getting the display drivers to operate.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Dec 2009   #162
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

How about this: Notebook with 1GHz Pentium M, 1GB Ram. 60GB HD. Ran the RC on it and except for no Aero due to the display adapter, it actually was quite useable. everything worked with the drivers included with Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2009   #163
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

I got Windows 7 working on a new type of processor. It is called the Binary Reductive Electro-Alchemic Diode, the latest and greatest from Intel Labs. Granted, I had to put an emulation layer called TOAST in, but I think the result turned out pretty good. I have only got basic editing working at the moment, but I am working on getting DX11 going for some cool effects.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Dec 2009   #164
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
I got Windows 7 working on a new type of processor. It is called the Binary Reductive Electro-Alchemic Diode, the latest and greatest from Intel Labs. Granted, I had to put an emulation layer called TOAST in, but I think the result turned out pretty good. I have only got basic editing working at the moment, but I am working on getting DX11 going for some cool effects.

Think you will also need to install the Joule Amplification Module (J.A.M) to enable DX11.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2009   #165
fat ramy

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Nice!

My desktop is about the same age actually, looking forward to seeing how it runs when I have all the drivers etc. I am chancing the 64 bit version as the Athlon supports it. Fingers crossed!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #166
BuonaDomenica

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

I'm thinking of installing Windows 7 on this hardware. Right now it has XP SP3 on it and it is sort of slow. I will be upgrading to 1.5GB of Ram as I found some sticks on flebay for cheap.

Specs:

Abit KT7a-Raid Mobo (from about 2001)
AMD Duron 950 Mhz - Spitfire Core (Only has 64KB L2)
896MB of PC133 SDRam ( I will max it out at 1.5GB of Ram)
ATI Radeon AGP 7000 32MB of Ram
40GB Hard Drive

If Windows 7 would a little faster or just as fast (slow) as XP then I would attempt to install it but I'm afraid the Duron will be too slow to handle things.

I don't care about Aero so that would not be a problem for me.

Also those Abit KT7a VIA KT133a Chipset Boards where not the most stable back then but works fine with XP right now.

I'm afraid that I would get the APCI non-compliant error that some are getting during the install.

thanks for any input

BD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #167
gregrocker

 

If it can't run it won't install. I tried to install it on a sub-1ghz processor and it refused.

If the graphics are too weak or memory is under spec it will turn off Aero.

I run it on a 538 1.2 ghz HP 510 test notebook but can't run even a lightweight AV or more than a few windows if I want it to stay fast. I'm waitin for another 512 which will be enough for that.

Your RAM would probably cut it but it might not install to a sub-1ghz processor. Try it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #168
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuonaDomenica View Post
Hi,

I'm thinking of installing Windows 7 on this hardware. Right now it has XP SP3 on it and it is sort of slow. I will be upgrading to 1.5GB of Ram as I found some sticks on flebay for cheap.

Specs:

Abit KT7a-Raid Mobo (from about 2001)
AMD Duron 950 Mhz - Spitfire Core (Only has 64KB L2)
896MB of PC133 SDRam ( I will max it out at 1.5GB of Ram)
ATI Radeon AGP 7000 32MB of Ram
40GB Hard Drive

If Windows 7 would a little faster or just as fast (slow) as XP then I would attempt to install it but I'm afraid the Duron will be too slow to handle things.

I don't care about Aero so that would not be a problem for me.

Also those Abit KT7a VIA KT133a Chipset Boards where not the most stable back then but works fine with XP right now.

I'm afraid that I would get the APCI non-compliant error that some are getting during the install.

thanks for any input

BD
that brings up memories
oh i remember my duron (had it at 1.2 i believe)....
i had about the same specs but with 128mb (eventually went up to 256mb) Ram
and no AGP card..
and with a 30gb Western Digital (which still works to this day)..
it all died with a short that killed everything except the drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #169
jackrussell

windows 7
 
 

i can't get windows seven to work with my graphics card and i have tried everything it's an ati radeon 9000 it does well except for areo it won't work and my rating for gaming graphics is a 1 but i know the card is capable of much more, any suggestions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2009   #170
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

we have an old acer aspire 1260.
AMD Sempron 1.66ghz
192mb RAM (very small amount)
UniChrome IGp (i think)
40gb hdd

my dad is thinking of getting 7 family pack for the above laptop and me and my sister's laptops.
no idea how this will fare with windows 7. any advice?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 on OLD computers




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Networking will not see non-windows 7 computers.
Hello. I've spent 2-3 days now trying to solve the networking mysteries of Win 7. In a nutshell. This computer (win7-64) cannot see the other computers and shares on our small studio network except for the windows 7 machines (also win7-64). (the other computers/shares are all XP) We have 2...
Network & Sharing
Windows XP Computers disconnect from shared drives on Windows 7 comp
On this network there are three Windows 7 machines and two Windows XP machines. One of the Windows 7 machines is acting as a server providing all the other computers with shared folders that they network to via the "map network drive feature". The two Windows 7 machines connect to this central...
Network & Sharing
Computers with USB 3 and Windows 7
I notice that several new computers come with USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 Home Premium installed. It is my understanding the W7 does not support USB 3.0. If so, what advantage does having the USB 3 port on such a computer? Thank you.
Hardware & Devices
put 1 copy of windows 7 on 2 computers?
Can you put 1 copy of windows 7 on 2 computers??? I currently have vista and my hard driving is giving a warning that it may fail. I can't find my vista disk, but my hubby does have windows 7 and was wondering if we can just put his on my computer???? Or does it only let you do on one computer????...
Installation & Setup
2 windows 7 computers in Lan
first of all, im new on the forums, user of w7 since January and loving it. i have 1 laptop with 7620 and the desktop with RTM, the issue is taht when i do \\computer\c$ i get the prompt saying taht i need to enter a user and password when i could do it before without entering it. in...
Network & Sharing
How Do You Get Other Computers To See Windows 7
I have homegroup set up on my windows 7 (I think). I can see all my windows XP computers, but they can't see me. How do I configure my network in windows 7. The network wizard was so simple in windows XP, but I haven't been able to get it right in Vista or Windows 7.
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App